Monday, August 10, 2009

PAC 3 Needs You!

The following appears in the August 2009 FHNA newsletter...

By Mindy Solie


What is PAC3?

PAC stands for Partners Against Crime, where Durham citizens work with city and county officials to prevent crime and other problems in our neighborhoods.  There is a PAC group for each of Durham’s five police districts.  Our Forest Hills’ district is District Three, and we cover roughly the southwest quadrant of the city, from the Durham Freeway (147 south) and from Roxboro and Fayetteville Streets west to the city’s limits.


What Does PAC3 Do?

We meet every month except May on the second Saturday from 10:00 am until 12 noon at the Lyon Park Community and Family Life Center on Halley Street.  Joining us regularly are several police representatives including our District 3 Police Commander and Assistant Commander, our Crime Prevention Officer, and our H.E.A.T. Unit Supervisor; our Community liaison and Code Enforcement officers from the Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services; and representatives from the Departments of Solid Waste, Planning and Zoning, and Parks and Recreation.  PAC3 meeting attendees have an amazing opportunity to ask questions directly and work together towards finding sustainable solutions to quality of life issues. 


Additionally, PAC3 invites special guests to speak at the monthly meetings.  In the past year PAC3 has had State Legislators Paul Luebke and Mickie Michaux, Mayor Bell and the entire City Council, City Manager Tom Bonfield, District Court Judges Bushfan, Gordon, McKown, Morey, and Wilkes, District Attorney Tracey Cline, Head of 911 Jim Soukup, and Head of the Department of Public Works Katy Kalb.  PAC3 representatives also participate in the Durham Crime Cabinet, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Community Responses, National Night Out, and the Citizen Capital Improvement Panel.


How Can You Help?

Please Join Now! It’s Free!

·      Go to

·      Click on “Join This Group”

·      Sign up for a yahoo ID and create a password

·      Pattie Cloninger-Bourcy is our list serve moderator and Co-facilitator and can help you with any questions.  Her contact information is Or phone her at 403-6425.

·      By joining our PAC3 group you can access our monthly newsletters, minutes, and latest up-to-date information on crime in our area.



Join us at our next meeting on Saturday, August 8, at 10:00am at the Lyon Park Community Center and see for yourself how our PAC is operating. 


Opportunity to volunteer!

PAC3 would like one or more Forest Hills Neighborhood representatives to attend PAC3 meetings on a regular basis to represent the neighborhood and to report PAC3 issues/topics to Forest Hills residents...

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Mindy Solie

PAC3 Co-facilitator

15 Oak Drive