Law enforcement leaders want the community involved in helping to stop the recent rise in gun violence.
The first in a series of gang forums will be held next week.
Police say they want to talk to religious leaders and business owners about what can be done to curb local gang activity.
For their part, Wilmington Police and New Hanover County deputies started joint patrols in troubled areas last week.
The first gang forum will be held November 4th from 5:30 to 7pm at City Hall.