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.
Coffee with Council is held in early spring at a regularly scheduled PAC3 meeting. Hosted by the Durham City Council, the session is a face-to-face meeting designed to give PAC3 residents the opportunity to provide direct feedback to council members on budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. The session also includes a presentation on the City's budget outlook for the year. This is an opportunity to voice your neighborhood’s needs and to hear the concerns and needs of other neighborhoods.