Crime Prevention Tips
Find out ways to help prevent crime in your community.
Durham Community Trail Watch (DCTW)
The Durham Community Trail Watch is a network of volunteers that patrol the Hike & Bike trails in Durham at their leisure. The group was originally formed to help make the American Tobacco Trail a safer and more enjoyable place to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The group has since expanded its patrol territory to include all Hike & Bike trails in Durham County. DCTW continues to promote safe, clean and enjoyable trails through Durham Parks and Recreation’s Adopt-a-Trail program, its own Education Stations and monthly Full Moon Fever Bike Rides. Please visit the DCTW Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/DurhamCommunityTrailWatch, to find out more about the group’s activities. Would you like to become a member of this program? Please fill out an application. DCTW requires that all of volunteers pass a background check. Once the application is approved, applicants will be contacted and provided more information about how DCTW patrols the Hike & Bike trails in Durham. .
Read about, and perhaps give to, this special revenue fund that supports DPD’s mental health outreach, Police Explorers, Victim Services, Citizens Police Academy, Honor Guard, Motor Unit, and K9 Unit. Donations can also be given to DPD’s Police Athletic League.
National Night Out
Find information about the Nation Night Out Community Partnership program.
Partners Against Crime
The Partners Against Crime (PAC) program promotes collaboration among police officers, Durham residents, and city and county government officials to find sustainable solutions to community crime problems and quality of life issues.
Durham Police Athletic League
Click or call 919-560-1200