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SafeWise Ranks Wake Forest Among Safest Cities in North Carolina 

04/22/2014
Wake Forest is one of the safest cities in North Carolina, according to a study by home security company SafeWise.  SafeWise analyzed FBI crime data from 2012 to find the 50 safest cities in North Carolina and Wake Forest ranked 10th.  For every... read more
 

No Fingerprinting Service April 17 

04/15/2014
The Wake Forest Police Department offers live scan fingerprinting to the general public on Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. Due to a scheduling conflict, the service will not be provided Thursday, April 17.  The police department will resume offering the... read more
 

Update - Kidnapping Victim Rescued by FBI Reunited With Family 

04/10/2014
The FBI investigation into the kidnapping of Frank Janssen continues to be a very active case.  According to public federal documentation Janssen was targeted by a group as part of an elaborate kidnapping plot.  Specific demands were sent to... read more
 

Kidnapping Victim Rescued by FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team 

04/10/2014
A man who disappeared from his home in Wake Forest, North Carolina five days ago was rescued in Atlanta, Georgia, by the FBI after a kidnapping plot.  Frank Arthur Janssen is now safe after being taken from his home against his will on April 5,... read more
 

FBI & SBI Join Search for Missing Wake Forest Man 

04/08/2014
The Wake Forest Police Department has requested the assistance of the FBI and the SBI to investigate the disappearance of Frank Arthur Janssen. It is standard law enforcement practice to enlist the expertise and resources of law enforcement partners ... read more
 

Search Continues for Missing Wake Forest Man 

04/08/2014
Wake Forest Police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Frank Janssen who was last seen Saturday, April 5.  Police have determined that Janssen, 1401 Sky Hill Place, went bike riding at approximately 9 a.m. and returned home. When... read more
 

Wake Forest Woman Found Safe 

04/07/2014
A 73-year-old Wake Forest woman who was reported missing earlier today has been found safe.  Mary Lee Williams went missing early this morning, but she was located in Wake Forest at approximately 4 p.m.  No additional information is available at... read more
 

Police Request Public's Assistance Locating Missing Person 

04/07/2014
The Wake Forest Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Mary Lee Williams, whose photo is attached.  Williams, age 73, was last seen today at approximately 5:30 a.m. at The Lodge at Wake Forest, 1151 S. Main St.  Williams... read more
 

Police Request Public's Assistance Locating Missing Person 

04/05/2014
The Wake Forest Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Frank Jansen, whose photo is attached.  Jansen, age 63, was last seen today at approximately 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of Sky Hill Place in Wake Forest.  He is described... read more
 

Police Request Public's Assistance 

04/04/2014
The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subject shown in the surveillance camera images below. The individual is wanted for questioning in connection with an obtaining property by false pretense incident... read more
 
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All press releases are listed in the order in which they were released, starting with the most recent news.

Alert Police Officer Catches Car Thieves
August 9, 2012

Local Man Killed in Traffic Mishap
August 7, 2012

Golf Carts Not Allowed on Town Streets
July 31, 2012

Beware of Home Improvement Scam Artists
July 24, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 18, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 17, 2012

Make Plans to Attend the 2012 National Night Out
July 16, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
July 10, 2012

Most Fireworks Illegal in North Carolina
June 25, 2012

Lt. Graham & Lt. Danforth Complete Certificate Program at NC Justice Academy
June 25, 2012

Gurley Named CIT Officer of the Year
June 19, 2012

Police Raid Extensive Marijuana Growing Operation
June 9, 2012

Perry Gets Life in Prison for Daughter's Death
June 5, 2012

Wake Forest Police Department Unveils New Look
June 5, 2012

Police Department Seeks New K9 Training Sites
May 22, 2012

Police Arrest Ricky Arlen Timberlake
May 19, 2012

Police Investigating Suspicious Death
May 15, 2012

TRAFFIC ALERT - North Avenue
April 27, 2012

Wake Forest Police Sponsoring Fundraiser for Local Teen With Cancer
April 24, 2012

Charity Softball Tourney April 28
April 24, 2012

Beware of Phony Cops
April 13, 2012

No Fingerprinting Service April 5
April 4, 2012

Carnival for the Kids Begins April 10
April 2, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
April 2, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
March 23, 2012

Operation Medicine Drop March 24
March 5, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
February 8, 2012

Schedule Changes Announced for Police Department's Fingerprinting Service
February 7, 2012

Police Need Public's Help to Solve Hit & Run
January 23, 2012

Police Request Public's Assistance
December 14, 2011

Police Department Implements New Police-to-Citizen Website
December 9, 2011

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Wait Avenue
December 8, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
December 2, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Durham Road
November 21, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
November 21, 2011

Turkey Drive Drop-Off This Saturday
November 15, 2011

Law Enforcement Teamwork Helps Nab Robbery Suspects
November 10, 2011

Police Request Public's Assistance
November 1, 2011

Veterans Day Holiday Schedule
October 25, 2011

Police Department Accepting Donations for Shop with a Cop
October 24, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop Oct. 29
October 24, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Oak Grove Church Road
October 21, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Purnell Road
October 19, 2011

Police Department Turkey Drive Now Underway
October 18, 2011

Halloween Safety Tips
October 18, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - North White Street
October 4, 2011

Top 5 Finish for Police Department's Tactical Service Unit
October 4, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Elm Avenue
September 20, 2011

Police Need Public's Help to Identify Larceny Suspect
September 16, 2011

Teams and Sponsors Sought for Police Department's Charity Golf Tournament
September 15, 2011

TRAFFIC ALERT - Friendship Chapel Road
September 6, 2011

Wake Forest Ready for Irene
August 25, 2011

Man Charged With Firing a Weapon in City Limits
August 10, 2011

Robbery Suspect Arrested
August 5, 2011

K9 Maverick Returns to Work
August 1, 2011

Wake Forest Police Make Synthetic Marijuana Arrest
July 27, 2011

Residents Encouraged to Report Litterbugs and Illegal Dumping
July 19, 2011

Register Now for 2011 National Night Out
July 18, 2011

Police Warn of Debit Card Fraud
June 28, 2011

Most Fireworks Illegal in North Carolina
June 27, 2011

Police Urge Residents to Always Lock Car Doors
June 21, 2011

Don't Fall for Phony Texts from Gateway Bank
June 9, 2011

Wake Forest Shooting Victim Dies
May 22, 2011

Wake Forest Police Arrest Shooting Suspect
May 22, 2011

Police Need Public's Help to Solve Hit and Run
May 12, 2011

Injured K9 Goes Home
April 15, 2011

Wake Forest Police Announce Child Safety Seat Checking Station
April 5, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop a Success in Wake Forest
March 29, 2011

Carnival for the Kids Begins March 29
March 28, 2011

Injured K9 May Go Home This Week
March 28, 2011

Police Capture Felony Suspect
March 26, 2011

Police Seek Public's Help Capturing Felony Suspect
March 25, 2011

Operation Medicine Drop March 26
March 7, 2011

Police Department Urges Compliance with Precious Metals Law
February 23, 2011

Police Ask for Help Identifying Suspects
February 2, 2011

Bank Robbery Suspect Captured
January 19, 2011