Winston-Salem police spend off-duty hours meeting the people they serve

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police don’t want to meet people for the first time while they’re in their neighborhoods investigating a crime. That’s why last year, they started a new program of community policing, where they visit neighborhoods in all three police districts within the city, five days a week.

“It’s just making that contact to let them know we’re not the bad guys,” said Sgt. Michael Knight. “When we first started this program, it was a lot of...

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