Winston-Salem residents will be able to hold private, one-on-one conversations with Police Chief Scott Cunningham under a new monthly “Chat with the Chief” initiative that will start this month. The first Chat with the Chief will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at Northside Shopping Center, 3499 N. Patterson Ave.
“If people have a question, a comment, a concern, they can come and talk to me personally about it,” Cunningham said. “Our goal is to enhance communication between the community and the Police Department.”
Ideally, citizens each will have 10 to 15 minutes, if needed, to meet the chief, “depending on the number,” Cunningham said. “We want to make sure everyone who comes gets a chance to talk.”
The mobile police station, a converted bus, will be set up at the shopping center to provide a place for Cunningham to meet with citizens in private. A new location will be selected every month and announced in advance.
Information about crime prevention and Police Department careers will also be available. For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 773-7835.