Community Outreach

Wake Forest Police LogoTake Me Home Program

The Take Me Home program is designed to protect Wake Forest children, adults and the elderly with disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome or Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders, who go missing and may be unable to communicate who they are and where they live.

The program is a free, voluntary and confidential database offered, managed and maintained by Wake Forest police for Wake Forest residents. It is only accessible to law enforcement via the WFPD. Learn more>>


The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program educates children and young adults about the dangers of drugs, gangs, and violence and teaches them to make healthy life choices. For more information, contact Officer Robert Wilkinson at 919-554-6150.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events sessions are offered several times each year and teach participants what to do if confronted with an active shooter event. Designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, the classes provide strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues and considerations for conducting drills. 

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event that teams law enforcement agencies with citizens, community leaders, civic groups, and local businesses to promote safe, healthy neighborhoods. NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Shop With A Cop

The Shop With A Cop program raises money throughout the year in order to provide a joyous Christmas to underprivileged children within the community. Individual officers "partner" one on one with children and accompany them to Wal-Mart where each child is given over $175 to spend on anything he or she desires. Each child is also given a winter coat which is not part of the $175 spending money. After shopping, the children enjoy a pizza party at the Wake Forest Police Department with their partner officer. For more information regarding Shop with a Cop, contact Corporal Cindy Johnson-Perry at 919-435-9610.

Special Olympics

The Wake Forest Police Department is a proud sponsor of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The department raises funds through donations, events and the sale of Torch Run merchandise such as T-shirts and hats. The police department believes Special Olympics North Carolina is a worthy cause and has proudly participated in this fundraiser for over 10 years. All funds obtained by the department are donated directly to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. For more information, contact Officer Robert Wilkinson at 919-554-6150.


Mustache May

Several members of the Wake Forest Police Department raise money for NC Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics by participating in Mustache May.


Annual Turkey Drive

Each year in October the Wake Forest Police Department begins accepting monetary donations as part of its annual Turkey Drive. Several weeks later, the department schedules a day for residents to drop off frozen turkeys at the Police Department.

Operation Safe Sale

In an effort to protect Wake Forest residents from becoming victims of crime when selling or purchasing items advertised online, the Wake Forest Police Department introduced Operation Safe Sale. The initiative provides the police department as a safe zone for transactions advertised online.

Neighborhood Watch

Any Wake Forest resident who is interested in joining or forming a Neighborhood Watch group is urged to Contact Officer Robert Wilkinson. Our mission is to build upon the original concepts of Neighborhood Watch, utilizing all available resources to create a proactive community-police partnership for crime prevention and problem-solving in each neighborhood.

Child Safety Seat Installation

Keeping children safe is an important priority for the Wake Forest Police Department. That's why the department is taking aggressive action to reduce the incidence of car seat and safety belt misuse by establishing a free Child Safety Seat Installation and education program in Wake Forest. Child safety seat installations are provided free of charge, by appointment only, 

Fingerprinting Service

The Wake Forest Police Department offers live scan Fingerprinting Service to Wake Forest residents only on Thursdays from 10 am-noon. No appointment  is necessary, but the service is limited to the first 12 customers to arrive. The cost is $10 and cash is the only accepted form of payment. Payment must be rendered prior to service. A valid picture ID is required for identification and face masks or coverings must be worn inside the Police Department. 

For more information, please contact Theresa Jusino at 919-435-9597.

Note: Town of Wake Forest fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


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