Salisbury Cease Fire is an initiative by the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP and the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) to curb gun violence year-round in Salisbury. SPD identifies areas where crimes are occurring and community members trained in de-escalating conflicts serve as interrupters to de-escalate situations before they turn violent. The initiative also aims at mobilizing communities to come together through activities to ensure the violence doesn’t return.
All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session. After successfully completing the training session, volunteers will be required to attend canvassing events and respond to situations with Salisbury Police Department. Applicants must be at least 21 years old to volunteer.