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Posted on: December 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Police Inviting Religious Leaders to Learn About “Pastors on Patrol” Initiative

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Dec. 19, 2019

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." Participating religious leaders would receive training and then be encouraged to ride along with patrol officers in the hope that they could de-escalate confrontations, especially in their neighborhoods.

The luncheon will be held at noon at BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way. Attendance is limited to the first 100 who register to attend before Dec. 27. To register call 336-773-7716 or send an e-mail to

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