Police Chief History

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1858
1874-1880
1889
1888-1889
1889-1892
1892-1894
1894-1899
1899-1901
1901-1902
1902-1903
1903-1905
1905-1907
1907-1909
1909-1913
W.H. Hauser (Town Constable)
H.N. Null
A.C. Sheppard
George Ebert. Ebert was the first to hold the title “Chief of Police”
W.W. Spainhour
George S. Ebert
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J.R. Johnson
C.W. Russell
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John McGee
J. H. Yow
Lewis Kimball
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1859
1859
1860-1862
1863
1864-1865
1865-1866
1866-1867
1867-1868
1868-1869
1869-1871
1871-1872
1872-1873
1873
1873
1873-1875
1875
1875-1879
1879-1881
1881-1886
1886-1887
1887-1889
1889-1894
1894-1897
1897-1898
1898
1899-1906
1906-1913
J. Smith Sapp, Samuel Ferabee (Town Patrol)
J. Smith Sapp, David Barrow, and Moses Faircloth (Town Patrol)
Nathaniel Snipes Town Officer
Samuel A. Thomas
Nathaniel Snipes
Samuel A. Thomas
Peter Guyn
William Spaugh
John H. Waggoner
Edward Spach
J. Smith Sapp
Lewis Cook
A.H. Holland (died in office)
William Maderly (served 6 months)
Nathaniel Snipes
J. S. Ogburn (resigned after 3 weeks)
Thomas Pfohl
Henry Wooters-Chief of Police
W.G. Bahnson
John Bradford
John Meroney
John Bradford
J.M. Wilson
M.E. Teague
J.J. Adams (served 6 months)
Captain F.G. Crutchfield (died in office)
James A. Thomas
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1913- 1929
1929-1934
1934-1942
1942-1944
1944-1950
1950-1963
1963-1973
1973-1977
1978-1984
1984-1986
1987-1999
1999-2004
2004-2008
2008-2013
James A. Thomas
James G. Wooten (died in office)
Walter F. Anderson
James A. Thomas
John M. Gold
James I. Waller
Justus M. Tucker
Thomas A. Surratt
Lucius A. Powell
Joseph E. Masten
George L. Sweat
Linda G. Davis
Patricia D. Norris
Scott A. Cunningham
Winston-Salem Chief's Accomplishments:

Chief's Accomplishments [pdf/144kb/13p]

Photographs of former Police Chiefs 1913-2013:
Chief J.A. Thomas Chief J.G. Wooten Chief W.F. Anderson Chief J.M. Gold

J.A. Thomas

J.G. Wooten

W.F. Anderson

J.M. Gold

 

Chief J.I. Waller Chief Tucker Chief T.A. Surrat Chief L.A. Powell

J.I. Waller

J.M. Tucker

T.A. Surrat

L.A. Powell

 

Chief J.E. Masten Chief George Sweat Chief Linda Davis Chief Norris

J.E. Masten

G. L.Sweat

L.G.Davis

P.D. Norris

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 S. Cunningham      

Current Police Chief Barry D. Rountree:

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