Durham residents who want to learn more about trail safety are invited to participate in a Trail Watch program scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. The program kicks off the City’s “Our Trail, Our Town” information campaign to improve safety on the trail, and is being coordinated by the City’s Transportation and Police departments. The two-hour Trail Watch training teaches users to be alert to possible crime situations and how to report them, similar to the Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Program. While it is targeted for members of the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and Durham Open Space and Trails, other residents interested in learning general safety and crime prevention tips are welcome to attend. Next steps are to teach potential volunteers interested in becoming trail ambassadors. See the event flyer from Durham’s Police Department http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/DPD/Documents/Trail%20Watch%20Program%20-%20Final%20with%20Theme%20Text.pdf
For more information on this please contact Dale McKeel: dale.mckeel@durhamnc.gov , Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.