Announcements

Teen Dating Violence: Parent Training, July 14 and 15, 20222022 07 14 Parent Training Teen Dating Violence Opens in new window

Sponsored by Love Speaks Out and Community Support Services of Mecklenburg County, this free training will help parents understand what teen dating violence is, develop skills to create a safety plan with teens, learn where to seek help, and much more.

The program will be offered twice:

  •  In-person on Thursday, July 14 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Valerie C. Woodard Conference Center (3205 Freedom Dr., Suite 4000, Room 4011, Charlotte 28209)
  • Virtually on Friday, July 15 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Register HERE.

Click HERE to see an expanded version of the flyer at right.

Dog Walker Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Davidson Police Department invites residents to a Dog Walker Watch training session on July 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall board room.
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Dog Walker Watch encourages neighbors to assist local law enforcement by acting as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dogs. The program enhances the partnership between police and the community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware of their surroundings and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.
 
This training session is open to the first twenty-five (25) Davidson residents who register, with additional training sessions coming in the future. To register, please complete the online form here. If you have questions, please email Resource Officers Kanita Boone or Michael Prather at DPDCommunityEngagement@townofdavidson.org.

July 4, 2022July 4 police message 375 385

July 4th is this weekend! Known as a time of celebration, July is also the peak month for fires and injuries related to fireworks and grills. Every year more than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks, and roughly 11,000 people are treated for injuries related to fireworks. This is also the time of year when more pets go missing than on any other day of the year.

The Davidson Police Department would like to remind you to take the following precautions to help keep everyone safe. And don't forget to be considerate of your neighbors, as sights, sounds, and smells can be a trigger for PTSD.

  1. Make sure your pet's ID tags are up to date and securely fastened to the collar. Consider microchipping your pets. If they are microchipped, be sure the information is up to date. Keep your pets inside if they are scared of loud noises. You may also want to check with your veterinarian for any comforting strategies related to loud noises. Take a current photo of cats, dogs, and horses – just in case.
  2. This year's extreme heat and drought-like conditions create an even greater risk for a potential fire. Davidson has treasured wooded areas surrounding and near numerous neighborhoods around town. The current conditions create a higher risk of fireworks causing wildfires, destruction of residences and property, destruction of natural wildlife habitat, and significant risk for injuries and/or loss of life.
  3. Fire up the grill but only outdoors and never on porches. Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches, and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire. Keep children and pets away from the grill, and never leave it unattended.
  4. If swimming is in your 4th of July plans, never swim alone. Avoid using alcohol around water. And please, NEVER leave children unattended near any body of water, no matter how shallow.
  5. Getting out on the lake? Be sure to review safe boating practices. Ensure you have enough life preservers for every passenger. Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.
  6. Drinking alcoholic beverages? DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! Be sure to drink lots of water; it's going to be hot this year. 

Certain types of fireworks are legal, while others are not. Legal Fireworks: Fountains, Dipped Sticks, Glow Worms, Sparklers, Illuminating Devices, Noisemakers, Tube Devices, and Snappers. Illegal Fireworks: Roman Candles, Rockets, M-80s, Cherry Bombs, Mortars, and Firecrackers. A good rule of thumb: IF IT LEAVES THE GROUND, IT'S ILLEGAL.

ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY AND BE SAFE!

Summertime Storytime: Wednesday, June 29, 2022Police storytime graphic 375 385

The Davidson Police Department invites area children (or those young at heart) to attend a Summertime Storytime on Wednesday, June 29 on the steps of the Davidson Public Library.  There will be two sessions, one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Resource Officers Kanita Boone or Michael Prather at DPDCommunityEngagement@townofdavidson.org

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.Library Chat with Penny

The Davidson branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is sponsoring an informal chat with Davidson Chief of Police, Penny Dunn. Come meet Chief Dunn, ask questions, and learn more about police and their relationship to the community.

The program will be offered twice (10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) due to the Community Room's 25-person capacity. 

Register HERE.

Cone with a Cop, Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Town of Davidson Police Department is excited to be back building connections with the comm2022 Cone with a Copunity at its fourth annual Cone with a Cop event after a 2-year break due to COVID-19.

 The public is invited to join officers at Whit’s Frozen Custard (428 S. Main Street) on Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. when children will be able to interact with police officers and others while enjoying vanilla or chocolate custard.

 This year, the event is expanding to include a Safety Day focus. Children will be able to learn about personal safety, such as how to handle strangers, cross the street safely, and more, and families can learn how to properly install a child car seat. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel will also be on hand to answer questions.

Safer Internet Day Banner - 2022

Safer Internet Day- February 8, 2022

Safer Internet Day is an international awareness event which encourages safer internet use, especially among children and students. It emphasizes all aspects of online safety, including cyberbullying, social media, digital identity, etc... This year's focus is "sextortion" which focuses on associated online risks and the importance of parents talking with their children about the risks.

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