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South Durham COP program

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After a series of crimes in SW Durham, the Parkwood Association asked the Durham Police Department (DPD) to increase the number of officers patrolling South Durham. DPD’s response was that they lacked the manpower to increase patrols.
Our goal is to give existing officers more time to actively patrol our area by reducing the time they spend on non-emergency services. We are working with the DPD to recruit citizen volunteers for an existing DPD-sponsored program, the Citizen Observer Patrol (COP).
The COP program uses trained citizen volunteers during daylight hours to perform non-emergency services that that police officers would otherwise do.
The South Durham COP program, covering Districts 3 and 4, only has enough volunteers to patrol one day a week. According to the DPD COP coordinator, with 17 additional volunteers, this program could have volunteers on patrol every day of the week.
COP volunteers wear uniforms and patrol during daylight hours in specially-marked cars. They carry …

Sign up for community yard sale- May 2

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Spring Fling is coming up on May 2. Spring Fling consists of a huge plant sale, food sales and community yard sales.

The yard sales will be held in the neighbors' yards. All will begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 11:00 a.m. But we need people to sign up to have yard sale. You need to register with Glenn Heartwell. She can be reached at 919-490-0784 or heartwellg@msn.com

Registration costs $5 and for that fee, HVNNA will provide all the advertising and yard sale signs at both entrances and on each street where a yard sale is held.

After this year, spring fling will no longer be held annually but only every other year. This is your chance to clean out your clothes and garage and make some money. Please contact Glenn for more information.

Durham Joins National Water Conservation Challenge

Durham Joins National Water Conservation Challenge Residents Encouraged to Take the Pledge During April DURHAM, N.C. — During the month of April, you can save water, save money, earn prizes and help Durham win the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and the City’s Water Management Department are encouraging residents to visit http://www.MyWaterPledge.com to sign up for the Wyland Foundation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The challenge, in its fourth year, is a competitionbetween cities across the United States to see who can be the most water-wise. Mayors and civic leaders are challenging their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city. Last year, Durham finished in fifth place, and Mayor Bell hopes to beat that ranking this year. “As Durham continues to grow, our water resources will be stretched to meet increases in demand,” Bell said. “By participating in the National Mayor’s Challe…