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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations - UPDATED 03/14

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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. We are cancelling all scheduled public facing events for the month of March and April. All scheduled ride-along or sit-along tours are suspended at this time.  

Evidence Management will only release property to citizens by scheduling an appointment.  Citizens may schedule an appointment by calling Evidence Management at 336-726-7285. Hours are Monday - Friday 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Closed on Holidays and Weekends.

Records Division public counter roll up window will not be open during services to the public. Citizens that respond in person to the Public Safety Center to obtain copies of reports or other information will use the telephone located on the wall to the right of the window to speak with Records personnel. Documents provided to citizens will be slid under the roll up window. Citizens can use the online resources available to obtain accident reports, public copies of incident reports and other online services via website https://www.cityofws.org/2043/Accident-Reports  and https://www.cityofws.org/2055/Police-to-Citizen-P2C .

Forensics Services Unit has temporarily suspended public fingerprinting services.

Major events canceled:

  • 03/13 - ID Drive hosted by the Hispanic League
  • 03/16 - 03/20 CIT Program
  • 03/19 - Safe Sober Prom Night Design Contest Reveal
  • 03/25 - Building Integrated Communities Meeting
  • 03/26 - Collegiate Trust Talks
  • 04/04 - Special Olympics Charity Hockey Game

Programs canceled/affected:

  • 03/13 - Internet Safety - Boys & Girls Club
  • 03/14 - Crime Prevention/AAI Program - Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
  • 03/17 - AAI Program - Nightdale Reality LLC
  • 03/17 - AAI Program - USPS
  • 03/18 - Crime Prevention Program - Alpha Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • 03/23 - Day Camp Program - Gospel Light
  • 03/23 - Personal Safety
  • 03/24 - Crime Prevention Program - Head Start Center
  • 03/25 - Car Seat Program - Winston-Salem Fire Department Station #2
  • 03/25 - AAI Program - USPS
  • 03/30 - Internet Safety Program - Our Lady of Mercy School
  • 04/01 - Crime Prevention/Career Fair - Carver High School
  • 04/03 - Crime Prevention/Career Fair - Smith Farm Elementary School
  • 04/07 - West End Community Meeting
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit Bike Safety classes

We will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 and make decisions based upon this information. An update will be given when these restrictions and cancellations are lifted.

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