Message from the Chief:


Rountree_Chief_34_12806As Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department, serving the needs of the community and building strong working relationships are important to me and the officers that serve daily with me. I am pleased that the W-S Police Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting the Winston-Salem Police Department was founded in 2015. We are confident that the Winston-Salem Police Foundation will help us be more effective in our jobs as we strive to improve public safety, build community partnerships and promote excellence across our city. Additionally, promoting officer safety and recognizing and honoring exceptional police work, valor, and outstanding achievements are other important benefits.

The goal of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation is to provide critical resources to the Winston-Salem Police Department that the city currently does not provide. These resources will enable the Department to implement innovative programs that will make Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life for all who live here.

Support from the Winston-Salem Police Foundation has already proven to be invaluable in the Winston-Salem Police Department and its commitment to the community. With your support, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation will enable the Winston-Salem Police Department to continue to be innovative in our crime reduction strategies and community involvement.

Please donate to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. Your donation will make a difference.
Barry D. Rountree,

Chief of Police

Board of Directors:


  • Scott Sewell – President
    – Vice President , Technology Acquisition & Development, Cook Medical
  • Brenda Diggs – Secretary
    – Retired, community volunteer
  • Perry Hudspeth – Treasurer
    – Investment Advisory Representative, Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation
  • Rod Back
    – Retired as National Claims Manager for Delhaize America, Parent Company of Food Lion
  • Rod Brown 
    – COO, OnceLogix LLC
  • Justin Gomez
    – Marketing Director, Winston-Salem Journal
  • Sonny Haynes
    – Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
  • J. Alex Thornton
    –  Attorney, J.E. Thornton, P.A.