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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Public Safety Drive-Thru Fall Festival

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 ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this time we recognize and honor survivors, and educate our friends, families, and communities about this uncomfortable issue in hopes of preventing future Domestic Violence. Domestic violence is the wi...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

National Night Out (NNO) - Virtual

National Night Out 2020

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 crimina...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentSept. 21, 2020

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 ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Police to Hold School Supplies Giveaway

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentAug. 13, 2020

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 sc...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Observance of Laws During Rallies/Protests

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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...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Winston-Salem Police Department COVID-19 Preparations

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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 at this time until further notice.&am...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

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

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The Winston-Salem Police Department has produced the following graphics to show how it stacks up with "8 Can’t Wait", a series of policy requests that have come out of recent George Floyd protests across the country.

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Police Holding "Pastors on Patrol" Training Thursday

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 21, 2020

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. The training will be held from 11 ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

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

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentDec. 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 o...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentDec. 12, 2019

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.

Dobey has served 25 years in the Poli...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors

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We are excited to announce that the Winston-Salem Police Department has joined Neighbors!  While this app will not be monitored by law enforcement 24/7, WSPD can see crime and safety related information posted on the Neighbors app.  So t...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Construction At Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center

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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. Operations within the building will remain open during this time. Upon ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

WSPD Temporarily Suspends Fallen Officer Ceremonies

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Due to ongoing construction and renovation at the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center (Winston-Salem Police Headquarters), specifically in the area of the Fallen Officer Memorial Wall, the Winston-Salem Police Department is temporarily suspending its Fal...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Citizen Fingerprinting Location Moving September 1

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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.

Hours will remain th...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentAug. 15, 2019

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.

Penn has served 21 years in th...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 19, 2019

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotions of 10 police officers and four non-sworn personnel:

To Sergeant:  Corporal Barry Martin.

To Corporal: Officers Samuel Diamont, James Gordon, Fleu...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Body Cam Video of Baldwin Arrest Posted On WSPD Website

NEWS RELEASEMarketing and CommunicationsNov. 9, 2018

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. Superior Court Judge Anderson Cromer s...

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