October is National Crime Prevention Month!  

Safety Tips from Partners Against Crime

By Mimi Kessler

Here are some tried-and-true tips for deterring theft and break-ins. These are frequently emphasized at the monthly meetings of PAC2 – Partners Against Crime District 2:

  • Install and use locks on all doors and windows
  • Install video: doorbell, motion-activated; it’s easier than you would think
  • Get a monitored alarm system and put signs and stickers on doors and windows
  • Lock your car
  • Don’t leave valuables or your gun in the car
  • Get a dog
  • Be a nosy neighbor and ask others to do the same

Partners Against Crime is a community-based volunteer organization that works at the neighborhood level on crime prevention strategies and quality of life issues.  Each of Durham’s five police Districts has a corresponding PAC organization that meets monthly.  Trinity Park is in District 2, so I attend PAC2 meetings, which are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, 6-8 pm at the Edison Johnson Aquatic Center at 500 W. Murray Ave.  Attendees discuss concerns and improvement strategies with our police liaison, as well as City/County officials and other guests.

If you’d like to know more about PAC2 or Partners Against Crime, contact me at mimikessler@gmail.com.  

Advocacy, Health and safety, Neighborhood concerns