Community Resource Unitis the department's comprehensive source of crime prevention strategies for residents, neighborhoods and businesses, as well as safety education and engagement programs for all ages and a variety of populations.
Durham Police Athletic/Activities Leagueengages youth and young adults through competitive and leisure sports, career exploration and social activities that are supported by volunteer coaches, mentors and sponsors including police officers, non-sworn police employees, businesses, Durham Public schools and Durham Parks and Recreation.
Victim/Witness Services coordinators (English and Spanish speaking) provide essential services to victims and witnesses of crimes from filing compensation claims and facilitating emotional support to accompaniment to court proceedings and facilitating access to resources
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) works to reduce arrests for non-violent offenders with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns through first responder de-escalation trainin and behavioral health identification, referrals to support services, and strong community partnerships.
School Resource Officers (SRO)provide safety support to five Durham middle schools by working closely with school staff and cultivating positive relationships with students and parents. The unit also organizes and operates the department's summer camp for youth.
Community Liaison Officers serve to build strong police-community partnerships with these populations by facilitating police department employee and external diversity training; providing assistance in crime investigations; and participating in community special event events.
Community Engagement Unitworks cohesively with Durham Housing Authority (DHA) administration, DHA residents and community groups to cultivate and sustain community-oriented policing services in DHA communities in an effort to heighten safety and deter crime.
Honor Guardpresents specialized ceremonial services at memorials, parades and other special events.