Creating a Safer Community Together Initiatives

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Reduce Harm

On Target 
Increase focus on reducing gun crimes through a variety of enforcement strategies and education.
Complete 
Expand use of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and deescalation training, thus enabling officers to utilize situationally appropriate response techniques.
Complete 
Decrease amount of time from referral for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) intervention to patient contact 
On Target 
Create Vision Zero action plan and deliver speed management projects 
Needs Improvement 
Develop joint community risk reduction activities based on community needs and data trends. 
Complete 
Develop internal partnerships to create new innovative approaches to reducing harm. (Parks & Recreation, Neighborhood Improvement Services, Water Management, Code Enforcement Collaborative) 
On Target 
Address issues related to gang violence through public/private partnerships 

Proactive Relationship Building

Complete 
Increase the use of the Police Community Engagement Unit (CEU), especially in socio-economically challenged areas and within Durham’s housing community, to create meaningful engagement opportunities.
Complete 
Partner with local Hispanic organizations and residents to create opportunities to learn about, and understand, the specific challenges facing the Hispanic community.
Complete 
Expand educational opportunities for both residents and employees to encourage a mutual appreciation and understanding of issues facing Durham. 
On Target 
Implement strategies aimed to diversify each public safety agency such that each reflects the community.  
On Target 
Implement strategies aimed to diversify each public safety agency such that each reflects the community.  
On Target 
Emphasize the core values and expectations of the public safety departments and communicate to all employees how they can demonstrate these by increasing personal interactions with community members. 
Complete 
Implement strategies to increase mutual appreciation and understanding of vulnerable communities. 

Improve Operational Efficiency

Complete 
Analyze and adjust Police patrol work schedule to align resources with operational demand
Complete 
Analyze Beat structure to help improve beat integrity and “in district” call response
On Target 
Implement quality assurance systems that support divisional programming efforts 
On Target 
Develop a program for all Public Safety non-sworn employee that can aid them in their professional development while also soliciting input on problem solving and innovative ideas 
On Target 
Transition to contemporary dispatch methods that allow emergency communications to better process 911 calls and deploy first responders. 

High Survivability

Close to Target 
Improve the quality and speed of fire and emergency medical responses
Complete 
Design, deliver, and deploy effective community risk reduction programs.
Close to Target 
Design and deploy innovative first responder training to ensure preparedness for emerging and evolving threats. 
Complete 
Evaluate delivery of calls related to emergency medical services to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes. 
On Target 
Utilize key metrics to identify gaps in response strategies and implement protocols and programs to reduce the occurrence and severity of the community's most detrimental incidents. 

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