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    Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations - UPDATED 03/16

    Effective immediately, we are implementing the following steps for the safety and security of our community and department to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read more...
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    Winston-Salem Police Department Notice of Public Information Session and Telephone Comments

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive on March 2, 2020, to verify the Winston-Salem Police Department's compliance Read more...
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    Police Holding "Pastors on Patrol" Training Thursday

    The Winston-Salem Police Department will hold a training session Thursday, Jan. 23, for religious leaders who want to participate in the “Pastors on Patrol” initiative. Read more...
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    Police Inviting Religious Leaders to Learn About “Pastors on Patrol” Initiative

    The Winston-Salem Police Department is inviting pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis, imams and other religious leaders to attend an informational lunch Jan. 9 to learn about a new initiative called "Pastors on Patrol." Read more...
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    Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen's Police Academy

    It is time to submit your application for the Winston-Salem Police Department's annual Citizen's Police Academy. The program runs from April 30 through July 30, 2020 Read more...
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    Police Promotions Announced

    Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 20 police officers and four non-sworn employees, including the promotion of Lieutenant Brian W. Dobey to captain. Read more...
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    Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors

    Your neighborhood just got safer now that the WSPD can work with Neighbors app users. Learn more...
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    Construction At Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center

    Beginning on Monday, September 9, 2019, the main front (public) entrance to the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center located at 725 N. Cherry Street will be closed due to renovations. Read more...
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    WSPD Temporarily Suspends Fallen Officer Ceremonies

    Due to ongoing construction and renovation at the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center (Winston-Salem Police headquarters), the Winston-Salem Police Department is temporarily suspending its fallen officer ceremonies. Read more...
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    Citizen Fingerprinting Location Moving September 1

    The services for Citizen Fingerprinting will be moved from the Public Safety Center on 725 N. Cherry St. to the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center located at 1200 N. Patterson Ave. effective September 1, 2019. Read more...
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    Police Promotions Announced

    Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of eight police officers and one non-sworn employee, including the promotion of Captain William H. Penn to assistant chief. Read more...
  12. Police Promotions Announced

    Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotions of 10 police officers and four non-sworn personnel. Read more...
  13. Body Cam Video of Baldwin Arrest Posted On WSPD Website

    The body-camera video that shows the arrest of Rockael Baldwin on Oct. 5 at Hanes Magnet Middle School has been posted on the Police Department’s website. Read more...