Today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Although this year, in person gatherings had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, it does not minimize the importance of remembering and honoring WSPD and all officers across the country who have sacrificed their lives to keep the public safe. We are deeply grateful. Thank you to all of the WSPD officers and staff who work each day help ensure the well-being of citizens in our community!
Below are a few photos from a small virtually broadcast ceremony in Kernersville today, May 15, 2020.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
As you are able, please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation as we continue our mission of providing key support to the Winston-Salem Police Department staff as well as important community building and education initiatives.
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The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to announce the Second Annual ‘Code 2- Call for Backup’ Event will be held Tuesday, November 10 at the Millennium Center downtown Winston-Salem. This fun and festive event will celebrate the WSPD staff person and officers of the year. Enjoy small plates from several local restaurants in Winston-Salem as well as local wine and beer. There will also be a fun and entertaining silent auction as well as great door prizes.
Who: Anyone that supports the Winston-Salem Police Foundation and Department and enjoys a fun evening out!
What: 2nd Annual Code 2- Call for Backup
When: (UPDATED) Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | VIP Reception: 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | Program: 7:00- 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Millennium Center- 101 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Why: WSPD staff recognition and to raise a little money for a great cause: the Winston-Salem Police Foundation!
Entertainment: Enjoy the fun music of smooth jazz throughout the evening.
– Carrabba’s Italian Grill
– Sir Winston Wine Loft & Restaurant
– Local 27101
– Outback Steakhouse
– More restaurants coming soon.
Dress: Business fun
Parking: On-street parking around the 5th, Trade & Liberty Street intersection is available. The 6th/Cherry/Trade Parking Deck is also available for a $2 flat evening fee.
Program: The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is honored to present the WSPD staff person and officers of the year recognition during this event. Each recipient will receive a special gift from Windsor Jewelers.
Tickets on sale soon.
Individual and table purchases will be available on a first come- first serve basis.
Sponsorships available- for sponsorship information, please contact Barry Rountree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Photo Gallery:
The Police Foundation is excited to announce a change in leadership for the 2020 board of directors. Existing board member Barry Rountree, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired), will be leading the organization as Scott Sewell, Cook Medical, Inc. steps down as president.
Changes to the foundation’s volunteer board also include the addition of four new members:
- Calvin McRae II, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
- Corena Norris-McCluney, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
- Daniel Butner, Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Matt Schooler, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, Novant Health
“Being able to support the men and women of the Winston-Salem Police Department with the board’s wellness and recognition initiatives over the last four years was an honor,” said immediate past president, Scott Sewell. “The foundation is proud of the numerous community outreach programs the Police Department has conducted with our support, and we’re looking forward to the ways in which Barry Rountree will help take our organization to the next level.”
For 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation officers are: Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired); Scott Sewell, Immediate Past President, Cook Medical Inc.; Evelyn Acree, Secretary, M&F Bank; and Jordan Gwyn, Treasurer, BB&T Bank.
In addition to new members, other board members are: James DuBose, Winston-Salem State University; John Devlin, Cook Medical, Inc; Justin Gomez, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Karen Hart Huey, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Nancy Young, Winston-Salem State University (retired); Rob Simon, Windsor Jewelers; Scott Somerville, Hanes Activewear; Simon Burgess, Mayfair Street Partners; Tadhg O’Gara, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; and Catrina Thompson, Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department (ex-officio member).
The 2019 board of directors would like to recognize retiring members, Brenda Diggs, Perry Hudspeth, Rod Back and Alex Thornton. Each member has made invaluable contributions, and their service as original members of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation is much appreciated.
The foundation allows for tax-exempt gifts from individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations, and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Winston-Salem Police Department. For more information about how to support the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, please contact Barry Rountree.
Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Foundation
As we close in on Giving Tuesday, December 3, we hope that you consider the Winston-Salem Police Foundation as a non-profit to support. We encourage you to peruse our website to learn more about how the WSPF is doing good work in our community to build strong positive relationships with the WSPD officers and youth in our city. You can also donate online by clicking the “DONATE” link on the main menu of this website.
Please see news release below from the City of Winston-Salem re: the upcoming Public Protectors Trunk-or-Treat event on October 26 at BB&T Ballpark.
Public safety agencies in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are holding a free Halloween “Trunk or Treat” night on Saturday, October 26, at BB&T Ballpark. From 4:30p.m.- 6:30p.m. children and their families are invited to enjoy music, activities and visit a variety of decorated public safety vehicles to get candy. Other public safety vehicles will be set up for displays, and the ballpark’s carousel and bounce house will be available. Children are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes. At 5:00 p.m., “Monsters Inc.” will be played on the stadium’s big screen scoreboard. The stadium concession stands will be open.