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Posted on: February 19, 2021

WSPD Honorees for Public Safety Black History Month Celebration

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The Winston-Salem Police Department will be honoring the following two retirees during the virtual 2021 Public Safety Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, February 21 at 6 p.m.:

Louis Sanders, Retired Assistant Chief of Police

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Police Awarded Strategies in Policing Innovation Grant and Implement Real Time Crime Center

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The Winston-Salem Police Department was recently awarded $700,000 through a U.S. Department of Justice / Bureau of Justice Assistance grant opportunity.  Eligibility for this competitive, open-bid solicitation included local, state, and federal&a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Leading NC Black Law-Enforcement Officers Marking Black History Month with First-Ever Meeting Feb. 1

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North Carolina’s Leading Black Law-Enforcement Officers Marking Black History Month with First-Ever Meeting Feb. 1

For the first time ever, the top law-enforcement officers for North Carolina’s six largest cities and six largest countie...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Police Promotions Announced

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentJan. 19, 2021

Police Chief Catrina Thompson announced today the promotion of 8 police officers and one non-sworn employee, including the promotion of Lieutenant Edward Branshaw to captain. A promotion ceremony will be held 3 p....

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Police Fallen Officer Ceremonies to Resume Sunday

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NEWS RELEASEPolice DepartmentDec. 29, 2020

Wreath-laying ceremonies and posting honor guards on the anniversaries of the deaths of Winston-Salem police officers killed in the line of duty will resume Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Fallen Officer Memorial Wall in f...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Police Promotions Announced

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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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.

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Police Promotions Announced

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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

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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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