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.
The Winston-Salem Dash and the Winston-Salem Police Department are teaming up for a free Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, October 22.
Gates open at 5 p.m., and the hit Disney movie Zootopia begins at 6:30 p.m.
While admission is free to the public, attendees are encouraged to make a donation of cash, blankets or canned goods. These generous donations will go to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the Winston-Salem Police Department to be more effective in improving public safety. The Foundation focuses on community outreach, funding and raising resources to assist the Police Department in making Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life. More information on the organization is available at wspolicefoundation.org.
Parking is free of charge, and concession stands will be open for fans to purchase food and beverages. Admission in the Kids Zone will also be free, and the concourse will feature several free carnival games around the ballpark. Prior to the start of the movie, members from various districts of the Winston-Salem Police Department will showcase their police cars, motorcycles and bike patrol bicycles, along with their rescue and hazardous device vehicles. Members of the K-9 unit will be on hand, too.
“This is a great opportunity for the community and members of the police department to come together and improve our relationship, while enjoying a fun-filled evening and a movie,” said Chief Barry D. Rountree of the Winston-Salem Police Department.
“Every movie night at BB&T Ballpark has been special, but this one means even more,” Dash President Geoff Lassiter said. “We invite the community to take part in a great evening of friendship and fun.”
Should inclement weather hit the Winston-Salem area on October 22, the make-up date is Sunday, October 23, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and the movie starting at 5:30 p.m.
An animated film that features the voices of Jason Bateman, Bonnie Hunt and many other Hollywood stars, Zootopia follows the journeys of a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist, who try to expose a conspiracy regarding the disappearance of various civilians in the city of Zootopia.
You can download a Movie Night flyer by clicking here.
Recently, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation received an official letter of recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. To view the letter, please click this link: Congressional Letter
The Winston-Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation sponsored a backpack giveaway today, August 10. 600 backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given away at the historic Winston Mutual building on East Fifth Street. The Community Resources Department, assisted by McGruff the Crime Dog, coordinated the giveaway. Members of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation were on hand, along with City Councilman Jeff MacIntosh. The giveaway was met with an enthusiastic crowd of kids and parents as all 600 backpacks were given away with in an hour.
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Community Resources Unit and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation are sponsoring a school supplies giveaway from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10th, in the parking lot of the Winston Mutual Building, 1225 E. Fifth St. The first 600 school-age children who attend will receive a book bag, composition notebook, paper, and pencils. To download an event flyer, click here.
On July 25th, several members of the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Community Resouce Unit sponsored a night out to the WS Dash game at BB&T Ballpark. By the looks of the photos, a good time was had by all! This event is one of many that the Community Resouces Unit facilitates throughout the year to foster realtionships in our city.
Please read Scott Sewell’s letter to the editor: “Police and Community Together” by clicking here
WXII recently reported a story about the launch of the Winston-Salem Police Foundatio. You can see that story by clicking here.