Police Department News

The Winston-Salem Police Department is requesting public comment regarding the 2018 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which is administered by the US Department of Justice.

The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County law enforcement agencies are eligible to share $182,029 in 2018 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. These agencies have been designated as a disparate jurisdiction and have agreed to each share 50% of the grant award ($91,014.50 to each agency). Funds must be used for law enforcement purposes. The City of Winston-Salem will serve as fiscal agent for the grant.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is proposing to use its share of grant award funding to purchase a new case management system for civil executions.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is proposing to use its share of grant award funding to purchase a three-dimensional scanner for crime scene documentation.

The Winston-Salem City Council will vote on the proposed use of funds by the Police Department on August 20, 2018. Citizens have the opportunity to comment on these proposed items by contacting the Winston-Salem Police Department at 725 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or by calling 336-773-7760.

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