Police Accepting Applications for Youth Citizens’ Police Academy
The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy, to will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24 at the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center. The program is open to young men and women, ages 16 or older, who are interested in learning about the Winston-Salem Police Department or a career in law enforcement. There is no cost to participate and lunch will be provided.
Topics will include criminal investigations, forensic services, SWAT demonstration, canine demonstration, the firearms training simulator and more. Application forms and complete information are posted online at WSPD.org. The application deadline is May 30. For more information call Officer Claudia Morgan at 336-408-8126 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May is Historic Preservation Month
Historic Preservation Month is being observed in May with lectures, panel discussions, tours of historic houses, a family day at the historic Rural Hall Train Depot and Railroad Museum, the unveiling of new local historic makers and more. Read more about the events...
Celebrate National Bike Month in May
Winston-Salem will celebrate National Bike Month in May with organized bike rides, films, Walk & Roll Winston-Salem, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, USA Cycling championships and more. Bike Month web page.
Simon G. Atkins CDC Receives Breaking Barriers Award
The Simon G. Atkins Community Development Corporation was presented the Human Relations Commission’s Breaking Barriers Fair Housing Award for 2016 during the commission’s 11th annual Fair and Affordable Housing Summit, held April 21 at the Benton Convention Center.
The award is presented annually to a community agency, organization, business, or non-profit that promotes fair housing opportunity within Winston-Salem. Atkins was selected for its work in revitalizing the housing stock by renovating dilapidated houses and building new homes, and for its role in serving as the coordinating neighborhood agency for the city’s Transforming Urban Residential Neighborhood’s program.
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