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December 2019 PAC Meeting

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

PAC 2 MINUTES Regular Meeting December 16, 2019

The regular meeting of Partners Against Crime, District 2, was held on December 16th, at 6:00 p.m., at the DPS Training Facility, 2107 Hillandale Rd. Durham, NC 27705. Co-facilitators: Rebecca Redd-Jolly; Zion Tankard Treasurer: Gerri Stanczyk; and Secretary: Keni Church, being present .

Call to Order 6:00 PM Introduction of Attending Members (reported by Zion Tankard)

Members introduced House Keeping 1st Time Guests; Birthdays Format of Meeting (includes history of PAC)

Christmas selection sung by -Barbara Jones

Action on Agenda/Minutes (reported by Rebecca Redd-Jolly)


Announcements/Programs (reported by Rebecca Redd-Jolly)

Ø Durham Christmas Parade- December 14th (Partners Against Crime)

Christmas Day – December 25th

Reminded attendees that LOTS of great information could be found on the City ( and County ( websites…, so be sure to check them out often!

Facilitator’s Report (reported by Rebecca Redd-Jolly)


Treasurer’s Report (reported by Gerri Stanczyk)


Departments and Organizations Reports (reported by Rebecca Redd-Jolly)

Durham Police Department (reported by Capt. Robert Gaddy)

Current Crime Trends


Anyone with information related to these crimes is asked to call Crime stoppers (919-683-1200) or investigations (919-560-4582).

Crime statistics and notable arrests are available for viewing at, District 2 Commanders Update.

Learn more about DPD:

Follow us on Twitter: For more information about crime in your area or to view it on a map visit:

Office of the Sheriff (reported by Capt. Keith Webster)

· Captain Webster communicated a program to assist those struggling with opioid use disorder. Because tens of thousands of people with opioid use disorder pass through the U.S. corrections system each year, Durham County joined 14 other jurisdictions to participate in the “Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.” Durham County will receive expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing opioid treatment and scholarships for five staff members to attend future training in Washington, D.C. Federal experts will work with Durham County Detention Center officials to create treatment guidelines, manage administration of the medications, and educate jail staff about addiction.

The program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Arnold Ventures, a national philanthropy headquartered in Houston, Texas.

To learn more about the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, visit the Arnold Ventures website.

· Traffic Complaints in the Wipperwheel areas were addressed. 20 vehicles were stopped. Of the 20 stops, 15 citations and 5 warnings were issued.

· Traffic complaints on Guess Rd were addressed. 30 fire arms were reported stolen. During several stops on Guess Rd, 7 firearms were recovered from vehicle stops.

· 1 Kilo of cocaine was salvaged from a storage unit

Durham Parks and Recreation (Colleen Toomey, Recreation and Aquatics Supervisor, Johnson Aquatic Center)

You can find the Play More Magazine at: or just log onto the Parks & Rec site at and click “Play More” on the left – or browse through all the other tabs on that page for lots more information.

Neighborhood Improvement Services (reported by Alexis John, Community Engagement Strategist)

Alexis John provided information on the following:

➤ Neighborhood matching Grants

Visit the City of Durham NIS Community Engagement website: interests and complete an intake form in order to receive updates from the City and check off your specific interests such as:

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General Updates

Equitable Community Engagement

Mayor’s Transformation in Ten


Neighbor Spotlight

Neighborhood Matching Grants

City Hall on the Go

Bull City Play Street


Urban Avenue (Development Proposal)

South Ellerbe Stormwater Project

Belt Line Trail Project

I want to volunteer

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For information on NIS programs and services, attendees were encouraged to contact Alexis John, Community Engagement Strategist, Districts 2 and 3 Coordinator, via telephone or email at 919-560-1647, ext. 34245, To see the PAC Newsletters from NIS, click or copy/paste the hyperlink into your browser:

Principal Nolan – Northern High School

Shared his gratitude to the community representatives for the invitation.

Ronal McDonald House- Tracie Cortez

· The Ronald McDonald House in Durham opened its doors on February 1, 1980. It was the first House in North Carolina and the 13th in the nation. It was also the first Ronald McDonald House to open without the support of a professional football team. Instead, it was developed and supported entirely by the surrounding community – a tradition that continues today.

· 1978

Pediatric-Family Center of North Carolina is incorporated; leadership volunteers begin public speaking to raise awareness and support.

· 1980

The Ronald McDonald House in Durham opens with 13 bedrooms.

· 1986

The Durham House expands to 20 bedrooms, including two “special needs suites” to accommodate children needs isolation, such as after transplant operations.

· 1987

As a “tip-off” for their annual basketball tournament fundraiser for RMH, the Duke Women’s Basketball Team pairs up with children in the House to paint ceiling tiles

· 1996

The corporate name is changed to Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc.

· 1999

The first annual gala is held. The Durham House gets the internet and its first email address.

· 2005

A Family Room program is opened at Duke Children’s Hospital.

· 2010

A Family Room program is opened at WakeMed Children’s Hospital in Raleigh in memory of Chyler Huebner.

· 2015

A new Ronald McDonald House opens at WakeMed. The Durham House celebrates its 35th anniversary. The name is changed to Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake.

· 2016

Four sleeping rooms open within Duke Children’s Hospital.

· RMH was created by volunteers. Today, caring volunteers are still the heart of the House. Spread the love… get involved today! Please contact Traci via email: For more information visit www.


Unfinished Business

Issue: None to report



January 13, 2020 (DPS Training Facility)

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Dutifully submitted, Keni Church, Secretary on 1/13/20. If you have corrections or comments, feel free to e-mail Zion Tankard, Facilitator, directly at

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