Police News

Growing numbers of residents throughout Wake Forest and beyond enjoy the Town’s 50-plus miles of trails and greenways. Some users enjoy walking and biking for exercise, while others do so for their mental well-being.

Regardless of your reason, it is important for everyone to respect...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is urging every resident to “be a good neighbor” by reporting suspicious activity this holiday season and throughout the year.

Police officials say crimes are often prevented when citizens report suspected...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) and Tri-Area Ministry will partner to distribute more than 1,200 frozen turkeys while they last on Monday, Nov. 20, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Tri-...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) will accept frozen turkey donations Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-noon, as part of this year’s Turkey Drive. Police officers will be available at the Police Department Main Station, 225 S. Taylor St., throughout the morning to thank donors and unload the...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) has determined that a single juvenile in Shreveport, Louisiana is responsible for two recent bomb threats to Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road.

Police officials say the youth called the school and made the threats on Wednesday, Nov. 8,...Read more


***UPDATE - This work is now expected to continue until Thursday, Nov. 2. The information below has been edited to reflect the new timeline. Motorists should expect delays along North White Street Monday-Thursday, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. On Monday and Tuesday, Town crews are...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) will “serve” area residents in an entirely different way Saturday, Oct. 28, during the “Tip a Cop for Special Olympics” fundraiser. Several officers will be “working” at the Wake Forest Red Robin, 11420 Capital Blvd., from noon-8 p.m. assisting restaurant...Read more


The Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) is partnering with Wegmans for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2023 Fall Drug Take Back Initiative this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. inside Wegmans, 11051 Ligon Mill Road. The drop-off area will be situated just inside the main Wegmans...Read more


The last several days in Wake Forest have been unusual, and troubling, to say the least. Since Wednesday, we have responded to three unrelated shooting incidents in our community.

On Wednesday night, we responded to a shooting along North Allen...Read more


***UPDATE - The gunshot victim in today’s shooting has been identified as Steven Dallas Contestable, 1205 Pinewood Lane, Raleigh.

According to police, Contestable, age 34, was attempting to break into the home along Abercrombie Road when he was confronted by one of the...Read more