PAC3 Programs / PAC3-supported programs
Neighborhood Watch is . . .
- Citizens protecting themselves and their property by using
common sense crime prevention practice
- Neighbors getting to know each other, watching out for each
other, and acting on or reporting suspicious activities
- Citizens working with groups, community leaders, and law enforcement agencies to help make their neighborhoods safe from crime
Project Safe Neighborhood assists the Durham Police Department with door-to-door canvassing after a major crime incident has occurred. Citizens accompany police officers to homes in the surrounding area of a crime scene and have conversations with residents about what they think occurred, observations about the individuals involved, and what they might have noticed.
National Night Out is a community-police, awareness-raising event held the first Tuesday of August throughout neighborhoods across the United States to increase awareness about police programs such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. 88 Durham neighborhoods participated in NNO 2013. Durham has ranked among the nation’s Top 20 NNO cities competing for NNO awards.
Communicating with Community is an ongoing PAC3 endeavor aimed at improving the flow of information between our residents and the City of Durham and Durham County through our meetings, listserv group, and the PAC3 website. PAC3 also sponsors many activities relevant to our neighborhoods and residents. Past activities include NNO event sponsorships and giveaways, free CPR training, local and state candidate forums, and Coffee with Council.