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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Town Wins National Communications Award from 3CMA

Post Date:09/29/2017 3:50 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill was honored with a national award recognizing excellence in communications by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA).

The award of excellence was presented at 3CMA's Savvy Awards event on Sept. 7, which was held in conjunction with its national annual conference in Anaheim, Calif. The awards recognize the communications and outreach efforts of local governments throughout the United States.

The award was given in the Most Innovative category for the “Communications Dashboard,” which provides a mix of analytics on the performance of Town communication channels. It was created by the Communications and Public Affairs Department’s Ran Northam, a communications specialist for community safety.

3CMA received 698 awards entries this year across 38 categories. 3CMA is the nation's premiere network of local government communicators. The organization was founded in 1988 on the philosophy that communications and marketing are essential to helping governments engage and build stronger relationships with their residents.

For more information, contact Communications Manager Catherine Lazorko at 919-969-5055 or


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