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  1. Fall Festival

    Public Safety Drive-Thru Fall Festival

    The Winston-Salem Police Department will have the 3rd annual Public Safety Drive-Thru Fall Festival event. This is a free event for all children and their families. Our hope is to promote a safe and fun way for families to trick or treat, from the trunks Read more...
  2. National Night Out 2020

    National Night Out (NNO) - Virtual

    National Night or NNO, is a community/police campaign that is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood and community/police partnerships, and send a message to Read more...
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    Police Promotions Announced

    Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 18 police officers and five non-sworn employees, including the promotion of Lieutenant Jose E. Gomez to captain. A promotion ceremony will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Read more...
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    Police to Hold School Supplies Giveaway

    The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation are sponsoring a school supplies giveaways at five locations Friday, Aug. 14, to help children in the community prepare for the coming school year. Read more...
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    Observance of Laws During Rallies/Protests

    Since May 26, 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Department has provided law enforcement coverage to approximately 31 rallies/protests throughout the City. These rallies/protests have championed an array of social causes, which are being echoed throughout the Read more...
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    Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations

    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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    "8 Can't Wait" & Winston-Salem PD

    See how we comply with eight policies requested after George Floyd. Read Policies
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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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    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...
  16. Police Promotions Announced

    Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotions of 10 police officers and four non-sworn personnel. Read more...
  17. 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...