The Winston-Salem Police Foundation is proud to partner with the Carver High School Millennial Scholars program. The Millennial Scholars Program affords at-risk male high school students the opportunity to tap into their unforeseen potential through structure and support-group-groups. MSP is dedicated to providing an environment that encourages growth and development while eradicating the negative stigma of young minority males. The MSP will focus on skills development that will help the mentee learn specific skill sets in order to develop him, add value to the organization and progress on his career path, as well as working on goal setting and career planning, problem solving and networking within the WInston-Salem community.
Operation Sweet Reads, a new initiative of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, is an effort to raise funds specifically for a new ice cream and book truck. This truck, when brought into service, will act a a major outreach tool of the Winston-Salem Police Department. The Department will use the “Sweet Reads” truck in many communities across the city to engage local children with ice cream and books, helping build relationships between kids and local officers, while at the same time promoting literacy and education!
This is a copy of the first Sweet Reads ad, as seen in the May Winston-Salem Monthly.
Thank you to Winston-Salem Monthly for featuring the WSPF in their May issue. The story gives a nice overview about the mission and current projects of the Police Foundation. To read the article, click here .
On Wednesday, March 8, Scott Sewell, Winston-Salem Police Foundation President, presented splecial plaques to the Co-employees of the Year and Officer of the Year along with Police Chief Barry Rountree. Scott stated that it was an honor to be on stage with the award recipients and thanked them for their service to the community. You can read about their stories here. Congratulations to forensic-service technician Ashley Schoonmaker and forensic-services supervisor Phillip Seats, who were named 2016 Employees of the Year and Officer Nick Powell who was named 2016 Officer of the Year!
(photos courtesy of @CityofWSpolice)
As part of the community outreach initiative, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, in partnership with the WSPD, is sponsoring two youth teams in the W.R. Anderson Elite Basketball League. The Foundation sponsorship covers the cost of league registration and uniforms for these two teams. The Police Foundation sponsorship also includes one dance team with the league. In addition, WSPD officers are volunteering their time assisting with the teams during games. Participating in youth programs such as this one is a great way for the Foundation, WSPD staff and kids to build positive relationships together, and acts at the foundation for a future Police Athletic League.
The Winston-Salem Police Foundation proudly supported the WSPD 2017 WSPD Promotion Ceremony by providing each WSPD ceremony participant with a special recognition plaque. These plaques mark a significant achievement for each recipient as they embark on a new chapter of their respective WSPD careers. The Foundation is able to support this project and others due to the generous support of several individuals, organizations and companies in 2016. Congratulations to all of the promoted WSPD employees! (more…)
The Winston-Salem Police Department will be collecting toys for local children at the Wal-Mart on Hanes Mill Rd. Toys will be collected December 5-9 from 10:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day. Click here to download the flyer.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our first WSPF Movie Night at the Dash! Over 2,000 people attended the event on October 22. Several police vehicles were on display, including the WSPD Rescue Vehicle and the Hazardous Devices Unit Truck (and bomb robot). In addition to the cash donations that were collected, several boxes of food and blankets were also collected and will be distributed to those in need. To view the photo gallery, click here.
Relish chose the Free movie night at the Dash this Saturday night as one of their weekly “Hot Picks”… You can read more about it here.
One of the Police Department’s 2015 Domestic Violence Awareness initiatives was the creation of its own Silent Witnesses. Silent Witnesses are life size wooden silhouettes that represent someone who lost their life to domestic violence. Each silhouette bears a shield that tells the story of how that person died. The nationally recognized color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is purple; so the Winston-Salem Police Department decided to color its Silent Witnesses purple. These silhouettes are still used and are highly visible and effective in creating awareness.
In 2015 and 2016 the Police Department displayed a domestic violence awareness themed vehicle at various events and locations; to include the Dixie Classic Fair, inside of the Hanes Mall, area high schools, local parades and many other events. In 2015 and 2016 the Police Department held a Domestic Violence Awareness Month kickoff to commemorate the month.
Click here for a schedule of appearances for the DMAV special Charger.