Would you recognize signs of human trafficking?

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If not, or if you’re concerned, please join us to learn more on Tuesday, April 24th, at our monthly meeting!

Yes, human trafficking does happen here. Though this topic has been in the news recently, many of the details and the scope of the problem might surprise you.

Our guest speaker will be Claudia Lawrence, Community Director of the organization Seattle Against Slavery. She will educate us on the extent of the human trafficking problem in the United States and in King County. You’ll learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking, especially the types of crimes happening in this area. By recognizing possible victims and reporting your tips, you can help law enforcement potentially save lives. She’ll also talk about local and national resources that you should know about.

Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking. Please come learn about what we as community members can do to help make things better!

As always, we’ll also have an update from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

We meet from 6:30-8 PM in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot).

6:00-6:30             Arrive early for light snacks; socialize with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:00             Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00             Seattle Against Slavery, Community Director, Claudia Lawrence.

8:00-8:30             Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.  You can contact us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

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Watch or join the emergency communication hubs field exercise on April 28th!

Click here for more details about the total power outage “No Power, No Bars” emergency preparedness exercise that we mentioned briefly during our March meeting.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the West Seattle emergency communication hubs, you can learn more about them on the West Seattle Be Prepared website and see them on this map!

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Dept. of Neighborhoods launches Community Resource Hub!

Late last week, we received the following note from Laura Jenkins, the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Good Afternoon,

We’re emailing groups who are participants of the Community Connector to let you know that the Community Resource Hub, an online portal of City resources, information, and tools, has launched! The Community Connector is part of the new Community Resource Hub (seattle.gov/resourcehub). The site includes “how-to” documents, videos, websites, tip sheets, links to discounted City resources, and more to help community members connect and engage with city government and with each other. You can learn more about the Community Resource Hub here. Please share this resource with your contacts and let us know what you think.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. You can also email community.connector@seattle.gov with questions.

Thank you,

Laura Jenkins

Community Engagement Coordinator
Office: 206-684-0320

Cell: 206-437-3735

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

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Follow-up from our March meeting

WSBWCN-logoThanks to all of you who joined us on Tuesday, March 27th, for our monthly meeting!

Special thanks to our guest speaker SW Precinct Liaison Attorney, Joe Everett, who gave an informative presentation about the criminal court system; to SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis, who updated us on recent crime-related activity in our area; and to Operations Lt. Captain Ron Smith who shared his experiences and insights.

West Seattle Blog has posted coverage of the meeting here.

We’ll follow-up soon with We’ve now added the slides from Joe Everett here. These include some useful info such as the rights that victims and witnesses have.

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March safety newsletter focuses on ways to report suspicious activity

We received this new community safety newsletter from Jennifer Danner at the SW Precinct today. She wrote:

Good morning,

Attached and provided below is the SW Precinct’s March Crime Prevention Newsletter! This month we decided to focus on ways to report suspicious activity and other concerns.

Always remember- if you see something, say something!

Please share this newsletter with your Block Watches, community groups, neighbors and friends.

Let us know if you have any questions!

 

Jennifer Danner #8048

Crime Prevention Coordinator

Southwest Precinct

Seattle Police Department

 

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Bewildered or frustrated by our criminal court system?

WSBWCN-logoWould you like to learn more about how a criminal case moves through the system as it goes to trial? Do you want to better understand the many decision points, legal guidelines, and constraints? 

If so, please join us on Tuesday, March 27th, for our monthly meeting!

Our guest speaker will be SW Precinct Liaison Attorney, Joe Everett. He will educate us about the structure and organization of the criminal court system, as well as talk about his role as an advisor to the SW Precinct.

The criminal court system can be complicated in structure and jurisdiction — for example, is it a City of Seattle court or a King County court?

Come hear why a judge might decide to release a defendant on their own recognizance, even when they have a long history of criminal behavior.

Learn about what we as community members can do to help make things better!

As always, we’ll also have an update from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

We meet from 6:30-8 PM in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot).

6:00-6:30             Arrive early for light snacks; socialize with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:00              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00              SW Precinct Liaison Attorney, Joe Everett.

8:00-8:30              Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.  You can contact us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

New SW Precinct safety newsletter focuses on robbery prevention

Following on the heels of her CPTED presentation to our group, we received this new safety newsletter from Jennifer Danner yesterday. She wrote:

Good afternoon,

Attached (February 2018 Newsletter_ SW Precinct) and provided below is the SW Precinct February monthly newsletter- focused on personal safety and robbery prevention!

Throughout the city of Seattle, we are currently seeing an increase in street robberies and theft. In an effort to prevent these types of incidents, the SW Precinct would like to provide our community with the following personal safety and street robbery prevention suggestions. One of the most important things to remember is be aware and trust your instincts!

Please share this newsletter with your family, friends, neighbors, Block Watches and community groups.

As always, let us know if you have any questions!

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Danner #8048

Crime Prevention Coordinator

Southwest Precinct

Seattle Police Department

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