District 3 Substation Information
District 3 Substation is located at #8 Consultant Place near the intersection of Shannon Road and MLK Parkway. Parking is available out front in any space not marked reserved.
The substation is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on City of Durham business days. It is closed on weekends and City holidays. If you need immediate service, or if you cannot reach anyone at the substation, please dial 911.
District 3 Uniform Patrol
Uniform patrol is the backbone of the police department. These officers wear uniforms and drive marked police vehicles. They patrol their assigned areas known as "beats" to detect and prevent crime. They also respond to 911 emergency calls and other calls for service. The uniform patrol officers in each district also are in charge of getting to know the people in the community that they serve
Criminal investigators assigned to District 3 are responsible for conducting follow-up investigations on property and violent crime (not including homicide) cases that occur in the district. The investigators coordinate investigations with other units and districts within the police department and with other agencies; conduct surveillance; and execute search and arrest warrants.
High Enforcement Abatement Teams
HEAT 3 is one of four district problem-solving squads called High Enforcement Abatement Teams (HEAT) that target problem areas, persons and crime trends. District commanders use their HEAT officers to handle crime “hot spots” as well as quality of life issues such as street-level drug sales, prostitution and loitering.
HEAT officers confiscate guns, document gang members, make numerous drug arrests, serve search warrants, conduct license check points and assist patrol officers and investigators when necessary. These officers provide district commanders with much-needed flexibility to deal with a variety of issues.