Leadership

Penn

Chief of Police William H. Penn, Jr.

Chief William H. Penn, Jr. is a 25-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department. He is a proud Winston-Salem native, having grown up on the city’s east side. 

Chief Penn began his career with the Winston-Salem Police Department in 1997. He was promoted to Corporal in 2005, Sergeant in 2009, Lieutenant in 2014, Captain in 2017, Assistant Chief in 2019, and was appointed Chief of Police in January 2023. 

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