snow 2016

Highway Patrol Offers Simple Winter Driving Tips

By Staff With the arrival of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Highway Patrol is offering simple and safe driving tips. The weather in North Carolina is unpredictable and this time of year you never know when to expect black ice, snow, […]

by · January 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
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UPDATED: Portion of S. Stratford Road Closed as Result of Traffic Accident

A traffic accident occurred in the 800 block of South Stratford Road this morning. All travel lanes of South Stratford Road are closed between Bethesda Road and Stark Street. S. Stratford Road between Executive Park Blvd and Stark Street will be down to one lane. S. Stratford Road is expected […]

by · December 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
ofc. McFadden

WSPD Officers & Civilian Employee Honored with Medal of Merit and Awards

By Staff On Thursday Chief Barry Rountree and the WSPD recognized outstanding and humane work by three Winston-Salem officers and one civilian employees. Officer Travis T. McFadden earned the Medal of Merit for his selfless actions on October 21st, 2015. From CCD’s coverage: On Wednesday at approximately 7:11am, members of […]

by · December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
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PSA – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office – New Relaxed Gun Registration Regs

On August 5, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 562, Amend Firearm Laws, into law. This bill makes a number of changes to North Carolina’s firearms laws, to include changes in the way sheriffs evaluate and process pistol purchase permits. As sheriffs, we have attempted to implement these changes […]

by · December 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
Cleveland Avenue Closing for Utility Work

Cleveland Avenue Closing for Utility Work

By Staff The block of North Cleveland Avenue between 20th and 21st streets will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, Nov. 23, to install a water line. Work is expected to be completed and the street reopened by Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25. A detour will be posted. For more […]

by · November 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
Teresa Lynette Parker Baines

Cancelled: Silver Alert Issued for Winston-Salem Woman

By Staff The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Lynette Parker Baines. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Ms. Baines, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Baines is a black […]

by · November 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
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UPDATED: Traffic Alert- Accident Shuts Down Parts of 5th Street Downtown

By Staff According to the WSPD, due to an accident at Research Parkway and 5th Street, the following streets will be closed until further notice: 5th Street East and West from Metropolitan Drive to Patterson Ave. Research Pkw North and South from 4ht Street to 6th Street. The police are […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety
wssu homecoming

Big Weekend Of Activities Mean Road Closures & Delays – What to Look For

By Staff The Winston-Salem Police Department, Wake Forest University Police Department, and the Winston-Salem State University Police Department would like motorists in the area to be aware of several events the weekend of October 30-31 that will cause road closures and congestion. Friday, October 30: 7 PM-Wake Forest University vs. […]

by · October 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety

Downtown Bike Patrol Soliciting Blankets, Caps & Gloves for the Homeless

By Staff The Downtown Bicycle Patrol is soliciting donations of gently used or new blankets, gloves and knit caps to help the homeless this winter. During last year’s inaugural blanket drive, almost 1,500 blankets were donated and distributed, said Cpl. Joshua Henry. “Last year’s drive was so successful that this […]

chief rountree

Public Comment Sought for WSPD Accreditation

By Staff A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive October 19, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Winston-Salem Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support service. Chief Barry D. Rountree was recently appointed as a CALEA® commissioner. […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Notifications, Public Safety