Emails, virtual candle lighting: Ways to show Campus Police appreciation
As we navigate through these challenging times, it is important to take time to recognize those mandatory UNCSA employees who continue to safeguard and protect property, students, and employees.
This is an excellent opportunity to recognize our UNCSA Police and Public Safety Department, during National Police Week, which is this week. National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Historically, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the World converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of events which honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual Candlelight Vigil and reading of the names of the fallen will be held at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 13, and may be watched anywhere in the world.
I would like to personally thank Chief Brinkley and his department of law enforcement professionals for everything they do throughout the year for UNCSA, our students, staff, faculty, and the greater Winston-Salem community. I would encourage all of you to express your thanks and appreciation to this dedicated team of professionals by sending an email or posting a comment on the UNCSA social media channels.
Contact: Michael Smith
May 13, 2020