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November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Updated: Sep 28, 2021


PAC 2 MINUTES

Regular Meeting November 18, 2019


The regular meeting of Partners Against Crime, District 2, was held on September 9th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the DPS Training Facility, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Facilitator: Zion Tankard; Co-Facilitator: Rebecca Redd-Jolly;Treasurer: Gerri Stancyzk; 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)

Announcements/Programs (reported by Zion Tankard)

Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2019)

Thanksgiving Day (November 28,2019)

PAC2 Team Members:

  • Zion Tankard – Facilitator

  • Rebecca Redd-Jolly – Co-facilitator

  • Gerri Stancyzk – Treasurer

  • Keni Church – Secretary

  • Alexis John-NIS- Introduced as the contact for the Neighborhood Improvement Services

  • Anyone interested can apply for the Neighborhood Matching Grants between the st week of December through January 1st.


Please Note that LOTS of great information could be found on the City (http://durhamnc.gov/) and County (http://dconc.gov/) websites…, so be sure to check them out often!

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

Durham Police Department (reported by Captain Robert E. Gaddy )

Crime Trends for the Month of October

  1. Zero Homicides

  2. District 2 had 8 total Robberies *Please be aware of your surroundings and call police if you notice anything suspicious*.

  3. District 2’s aggravated assaults decreased during the month. (District 2 had 13 aggravated assaults.) (18 Victims)

  4. District 2 had 154 Larcenies decreased. * Remember do not leave valuables in your vehicle and to always lock your doors.*

  5. 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 http://durhamnc.gov/719/Crime-Statistics, District 2 Commanders Update.

  • Health Dept.- ( Reported By Natalie Rich)

Upcoming Activities mentioned at the meeting are as followed:

  • Matter of Balance: Mondays and Wednesdays

10am- 12Noon

February 17, 2020 to March 11, 2020

At the Durham Center for Senior Life

406 Rigsbee Av, Suite 202

Durham, NC 27701

Contact: Tina Hargrove: 919-688-8247 ext.129 or

Joyce Page: 919-560-7109

  • Diabetes Support Group: 2nd Monday of each Month

Durham County Human Services Building

414 E. Main St Durham, NC 27701

5pm-6pm

(Contact: Chelsea Hawkins- 919-560-7223)

For more information on upcoming events, Please got to: https://www.dcopublichealth.org/news-events/public-health-events/events-calendar

  • Parks and Rec.- ( Reported By Colleen Toomey)

Upcoming Events are as followed:


Holiday Hijinx

Date: December 11, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:Walltown Park Recreation Center

Address:1308 W Club Boulevard Durham, NC 27705

Contact:919-560-4355

Email:Email

Cost:

City Resident $3 | Non-City Resident $8

Santa Paws

Date:

December 13, 2019

Time:

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Armory

Address:

212 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

Free

Astronomy Series – Geminid Meteor Shower

Date:

December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019

Time:

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Location:

Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno

Address:

5101 N Roxboro Road Durham, NC 27704

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

Free

Holiday Parade

Date:

December 14, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Downtown Durham-Main Street

Address:

Durham, NC 27701

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

Free

Holiday Fun Fest

Date:

December 14, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Downtown Durham Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue

Address:

Durham, NC 27701

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

Free

Family Day Out: Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Date:

December 14, 2019

Time:

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location:

Walltown Park Recreation Center

Address:

1308 W Club Boulevard Durham, NC 27705

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

City Resident $11 | Non-City Resident $16

Cookie Creations

Date:

December 18, 2019

Time:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Edison Johnson Recreation Center

Address:

500 W Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704

Contact:

919-560-4355

Email:

Email

Cost:

City Resident $1.50 | Non-City Resident $6.50

*Please view and register for these and other events with Durham Parks and Rec at: https://www.dprplaymore.org/

  • Grace Hancock- Duke University-Nicholas School of the Environment

Trees Durham was presented to the community as a way to “To preserve Durham’s current tree canopy while also working towards 50% shade coverage throughout all of Durham. That means every other step taken will be under shade”. Present attendees participated in taking a survey that can be viewed at https://treesdurham.org/survey/

  • TRY- ( Reported By Nancy Kneepkins)

http://www.durhamtry.org/

PRESENTATIONS

► Sherriff Birkhead

Sherriff Birkhead recognized:

Captain Webster

Captain Cody- Logistics

David Bowser- Director of Communication

Joy Spencer- Records/ Civil processing Specialist

  • District 2 was educated on the STEP (Sheriff Targeted Enforcement Program) and the CHOICES program as potential interventions that can be used to minimize crime.

Sheriff’s Targeted Enforcement Program Launched Across County

Anti-gang, drug and overall crime crackdown nets multiple arrests

Post Date:08/30/2019 4:12 PM

For Immediate Release:August 30, 2019Durham, N.C. — Thursday night and into early this morning, Durham County Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead launched the first phase of the “Sheriff’s Targeted Enforcement Program” (STEP) which has resulted in the apprehension of eight (8) individuals across the County. At the present time, all subjects are under arrest at the Durham County Detention Center facing a multitude of felony, outstanding warrants and misdemeanor charges ranging from gun and drug possession to felony fleeing/eluding to possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, marijuana, and opiates. The STEP operation crisscrossed the entire County, seeking out individuals suspected of drug, gun violence, and gang activity.

“The mission of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office is public safety. After what our community has experienced recently, enough is enough,” said Sheriff Birkhead. “This is just the first phase of STEP and these overnight arrests are the culmination of more than two weeks of intense investigation specifically related to the increase of gun violence, drug and gang activity on our streets. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is focused on bringing these perpetrators to justice, as well as those who are still at-large. We are taking a stand against those responsible for wreaking havoc in our community.

“We thank our federal, state and local law enforcement agencies assisting the DCSO’s Criminal Investigation Division in this crime fight, including the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina,” Sheriff Birkhead continued. “Another critical part of this initiative is the continuous community engagement the Sheriff’s Office has forged since day one of my administration. Several community members came out last night to thank our deputies for removing this criminal element.

“As STEP continues, we remind the general public to pick up the phone and call us with information to help us apprehend those who are committing violence in our community. Our tip line is: 919-560-7151.”


CHOICES Youth Program

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office considers it an honor, duty and act of service to offer the community’s youngest residents a life-changing option to a life of crime. In other words, they deserve the opportunity to make better choices in life.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Creating Healthy Opportunities Inspiring Children to Have Everyday Success (CHOICES) offers youth a chance to learn about the life-altering consequences of criminal activity.

The CHOICES program is open to girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 15. A referral from a law enforcement officer, parent or guardian is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Call (919) 560-7474 to register your child. Questionnaires can also be obtained from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office front desk or the Durham County Detention Facility. CHOICES questionnaires are processed on a first come first serve basis. Once the slots for each tour are filled, applicants are placed on a waiting list.

DETENTION FACILITY TOUR

The CHOICES program aims to give participants a realistic experience. The staff organizes tours on the third Saturday of each month from September through July. During the detention facility tour, participants remain under close supervision. They’re placed in a cell alone to experience the restrictions that come with being housed in a local confinement facility. Before their release, participants get the chance to speak with detainees who willingly volunteered to caution the participants against a life of crime.

MENTORS

Each participant is paired with either a detention officer or a deputy who commits to mentoring the participant for the remainder of the program. Mentors conduct home visits and organize group outings to help the youth build healthy relationships and to expose them to educational opportunities, places, or events they may not otherwise experience.

  • For further information about this program, go to: http://www.durhamsheriff.com/Home/Components/News/News/6236/3199

Motions

Motion to Adjourn

There being no further discussion, Facilitator Zion Tankard made a motion to adjourn. Treasurer Gerri Stancyzk and Secretary seconded the motion. Zion Tankard polled the vote as follows: Gerri — Yes; Gerri — Yes; Keni — Yes; and Zion — Yes. Motion carried.

NEXT PAC 2 MEETING

December 9, 2019, DPS Training Facility, 2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. If you have corrections or comments, feel free to e-mail Zion Tankard, Facilitator, directly at zstankard@gmail.com. Respectfully submitted by Keni Church, Secretary.

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