Wake Forest is aware of the following incident in our surrounding community: The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a report of a firearm discharged into a truck parked near apartments on Delmonte Drive, off Polo Road. Police are reporting that they do not believe the suspect is still in the area and that no members of the Wake Forest community were involved.

Additional information will be shared if the situation affects the safety of the Wake Forest community. The official Twitter page for the Winston-Salem Police Department is @CityofWSPolice.

If you have information related to this incident, contact University Police at (336) 758-5911.

As a reminder, the LiveSafe Mobile App allows Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty to have a two-way conversation with University police. It provides direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer Safe Walk tool.


To contact the Office of Family Engagement or Family Communications, please visit our contact page.


For mental health assistance: 336-758-CARE (2273) is a service that ensures someone will always be available (i.e., 24/7 M-F, weekends and university holidays) to provide caring and thoughtful consultation services for Wake Forest students in need of mental health assistance or support.