City of Durham News
Police Recruiting Unit to Hold Women in Law Enforcement Open House
The Durham Police Department (DPD) will host a Women in Law Enforcement Open House featuring insights from women police officers representing various ranks and units in the department. Register now to learn about pursuing a career as a police officer.
Bull City’s Newest Fire Engine Goes into Service Saturday
On Saturday, February 8, the Fire Department will “push” its newest fire engine into service at Fire Station 12. Residents are invited to join this traditional fire service housing ceremony which will culminate with all participants “pushing” the unit into the station.
GoDurham's East Durham Connect Pilot Program Launches Saturday
Starting Saturday, February 8, residents in a few East Durham neighborhoods will be able to take a Lyft ride between their homes and nearby bus stops and shopping centers. This new pilot program will run through June 30, 2020, and may be extended into 2021.
Police Chief Davis Presents Gang Unit Update
At the Thursday, February 6 City Council Work Session, Police Chief Cerelyn Davis provided an update regarding what has occurred since the October 10, 2019 press conference addressing gun violence. View the presentation slides or listen to the session.
Durham Planning Academy Seeks Spring 2020 Applicants
The Durham City-County Planning Department is seeking applicants for its Durham Planning Academy, which is designed for residents who want a better understanding of planning issues, how they impact current and future development, as well as how to get involved in planning matters. The online application is open through Sunday, March 1.
Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration Opens March 16
Summer is right around the corner, which means it is almost time to register for Durham Parks and Recreation summer camps. During the summer of 2020, we are offering Youth and Teen camps, for ages 5-17. From swimming and games to field trips and arts and crafts, your child will be sure to have a ton of fun! Registration opens Monday, March 16, online and onsite. Find details at DPRPlayMore.org, or call 919-560-4355.
Free Lifeguard Certification Training from DPR & American Red Cross
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR), in partnership with the American Red Cross, will offer Durham Aquatics School, a free lifeguard certification training to area teens and adults 16 and up. The class will be offered April 13-17, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Students who successfully complete the courses will be actively recruited to apply for a lifeguard jobs at DPR's indoor and outdoor pools. Lifeguard positions are available now at a starting hourly pay rate of $17.99. Find details at DPRPlayMore.org, or call 919-560-4355.