The next Winston-Salem Neighborhood Watch Association meeting will take place on September 9, 2013. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center located at 1200 N. Patterson Ave.This will be an open meeting and to talk about community concerns. The Crime Prevention Unit and the Command Staff will be on hand to answer questions. Please arrive early and enjoy the provided snacks.
1200 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem NC
Active Shooter Situations
Everyday and everywhere we go, the possibility exists that harm could come our way. Almost daily in the news we hear stories of work place shootings, violence in shopping malls, etc. The City of Houston, Texas, has produced an informative video titled "Run, Hide, Fight" that outlines steps you can take to minimize risks and help you survive an active shooter. More information on "Run, Hide, Fight."
2013 National Night Out
This year's National Night was held and hosted by Neighborhood Watch Group #240 (Pecan Ridge).
A lot of fun was had by all, and the number of participants will be out in the next newsletter or announced at the next Neighborhood Watch Association meeting.
Merit Badge Workshops
Do you have boy scouts in your neighborhood? If so, they may be able to participate in a merit badge workshop hosted by the Winston-Salem Police Department. For the third year through a partnership with the Old Hickory Council, scouts in Forsyth County can sign up for our monthly merit badge series. Each workshop will last for about two hours and will provide a scout with information to complete all requirements to achieve the merit badge being offered. The next Merit Badge Workshop is "Fingerprinting" and will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013. More information can be found on the merit badge registration page.
Crime Prevention Programs
Are you planning your next neighborhood watch meeting and wanting to incorporate a guest speaker? Look no further than the Crime Prevention Unit. Officers in the unit are prepared to attend your meetings and offer classes on personal and home safety, talking to children about strangers or seniors about safety. If you would like to request a program from the Crime Prevention Unit please give us a call at (336) 773-7835.
Child Passenger Safety
Statistically about 85% of all child safety seats are installed incorrectly. These errors can lead to serious injury or death to children involved in a vehicle crash. The Crime Prevention Unit currently has two nationally certified child passenger safety technicians who are certified to instruct and demonstrate proper installation of a child safety seat. If you would like to have your seat checked or have an installation demonstrated please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (336) 773-7835 to request an appointment. Additionally, in partnership with Safe Kids and Wake Forest Baptist Health a checking station takes place the third Thursday of every month, weather permitting, at Downtown Health Plaza located on N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is required for participation in the checking station.
CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM Mayor: Allen Joines City Council Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore, Northeast Ward Denise D. Adams, North Ward Dan Besse, Southwest Ward Robert C. Clark, West Ward Molly Leight, South Ward Wanda Merschel, Northwest Ward Derwin L. Montgomery, East Ward James Taylor, Jr., Southeast Ward
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