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
District 2 had 8 total Robberies *Please be aware of your surroundings and call police if you notice anything suspicious*.
District 2’s aggravated assaults decreased during the month. (District 2 had 13 aggravated assaults.) (18 Victims)
District 2 had 154 Larcenies decreased. * Remember do not leave valuables in your vehicle and to always lock your doors.*
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
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
(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:
Date: December 11, 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Walltown Park Recreation Center
Address:1308 W Club Boulevard Durham, NC 27705
City Resident $3 | Non-City Resident $8
December 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
212 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701
Astronomy Series – Geminid Meteor Shower
December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Environmental Education Pavilion at West Point on the Eno
5101 N Roxboro Road Durham, NC 27704
December 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Downtown Durham-Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Holiday Fun Fest
December 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Downtown Durham Blackwell Street between Morehead Avenue and West Lakewood Avenue
Durham, NC 27701
Family Day Out: Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights
December 14, 2019
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Walltown Park Recreation Center
1308 W Club Boulevard Durham, NC 27705
City Resident $11 | Non-City Resident $16
December 18, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edison Johnson Recreation Center
500 W Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704
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)
► Sherriff Birkhead
Sherriff Birkhead recognized:
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Respectfully submitted by Keni Church, Secretary.