New SPD newsletter has useful info and updates!

Our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon emailed us his new newsletter today – quite useful and timely – it includes info about scams and property crime (the subject of one of our recent meetings).

image of page 1 of the SPD March 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, March 2015.

Added 3/29/15: Updating to include the Household Inventory List that is mentioned in the newsletter. Also, don’t forget that the SW Precinct has engraving kits that you can borrow!

 

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Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur focus will be two-fold! Learn about the expanded SW Precinct Bike Patrol and Cybercrime.

  1. Our special guest will be Sgt. Jim Britt who oversees the expanded SW Precinct Bike Patrol program, which will “roll out” any day now. He will talk about the program and what they hope to accomplish. He’ll also talk about which officers will be involved and which areas they will focus on. Bring your questions for him, as well as any issues you think the Bike Patrol might be able to help resolve!
  2. Cybercrime is a growing issue for all of us and those we care about. Our second presentation will be about online safety by Community Police Team Officer Jon Kiehn.  Learn about the latest crimes that are happening and how to stay safe online.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30-8 PM

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 and network while we set up! Bring food to share if you like!

6:30-6:45        Introductions, announcements, and updates about crime and issues affecting the SW Precinct.

6:45-7:15        SW Precinct Bike Patrol.

7:15-8:00        Cybercrime: Learn more about it and how to take precautions to deter it.

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 email us at  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

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

 

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THANK YOU for continuing the conversation!

We want to extend our thanks to Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole; as well as to SW Precinct Commander Captain, rather: newly appointed Assistant Chief, Steve Wilske; and everyone else who helped made last night’s “Continue the Conversation” meeting an engaging, interesting and informative dialog.

This is what we had envisioned for the first Community Conversation — which was unfortunately cut short — an opportunity to pose questions and discuss issues with our Police Chief that are top-of-mind in our local community.

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentA sincere thanks to all of you who brought your questions and concerns, and perhaps even banished fears of microphones and public speaking, last night!

As well, kudos to Pete Spalding (SW Precinct Advisory Council) for moderating and co-sponsoring this event with us, and a huge thanks to the West Seattle Senior Center for providing the venue!

Here’s the related media coverage:

Again, many thanks to all of you for being and staying involved!

Updated, 3/14/15:  Adding a few photos that Holly McNeill from the West Seattle Senior Center sent us (thanks, Holly!); these were taken just prior to the start of the meeting.

photo of Chief O'Toole, Pete Spalding, Karen Berge, Deborah Greer, Captain Wilske at front of room

Chief O’Toole, Pete Spalding, Karen Berge, Deborah Greer, Captain Wilske

Photo of room prior to the start of the meeting - a big crowd!

View of room prior to the start of the meeting – a big crowd!

Photo of the attendees

Another view of the crowd in the room – no empty seats!

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Continuing our Community Conversation with Seattle’s Police Chief

Please join us for the return visit by our Chief of Police as we continue our Community Conversation with her next Wednesday, March 11th at the West Seattle Senior Center. This will not be a formal presentation, but rather an opportunity for us to ask her questions and engage in discussion.

 

The West Seattle Senior Center is located at 4217 SW Oregon Street, Seattle, WA 98116, on the corner of California Ave SW and SW Oregon Street. Note that the entrance is on Oregon Street. There is a parking lot to the east, with entrances on 42nd.

Lastly, here’s the informational flyer in .pdf format. Hope to see you there!

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More information about how to deter property crime!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentMany thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our meeting on Tuesday. If you missed it, you can find coverage of the meeting here. Following up after her presentation, Officer Erin Nicholson has forwarded us these detailed information sheets about External Home Security, Door Security, and Window Security that were created by Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon. We’ll also attach them in printable .pdf format at the end of this post.

External Home Security, page 1 of 2

External Home Security information from Seattle Police Department, page 1 of 2

 

External Home Security, 2 of 2

External Home Security information from Seattle Police Department, 2 of 2

Door Security information

Door Security information from Seattle Police Department

Window Security information, 1 oif 2

Window Security information from Seattle Police Department, 1 of 2

 

Window Security information from Seattle Police Department, 2 of 2

Window Security information from Seattle Police Department, 2 of 2

External Home Security: Home Security – Exterior of the Home (2-page, .pdf file)

Door Security: Home Security – Door Security (1-page, .pdf file)

Window Security: Home Security – Window Security (2-page, .pdf file)

Hope you find this information useful!

Our next West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting will be on March 24, 2015. We’ll post the agenda here, as well as on our Facebook group page, as that date gets closer.

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Join us this evening as we focus on ways to deter property crime!

Our monthly meeting is today, Tuesday, February 24th.

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What can you do to help prevent property crimes?  Why do thieves take even inexpensive items from your yard, vehicle or garage? Community Police Team officer, Erin Nicholson will discuss prevention and answer your questions about these types of ‘quality of life’ crimes.

SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske will provide updates on crime and issues happening in the SW Precinct.

Please join us to suggest, review and/or learn tips and techniques that will make your property and your vehicles less-desirable targets for criminals.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, 6:30-8 PM

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 and network while we set up!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, announcements. Updates from Captain Steve Wilske.

7:00-8:00        Deterring property crime – with SPD Officer, Erin Nicholson.

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 email us at  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

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

Added 2/26/15: Linking in coverage of the meeting from the West Seattle Blog.

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Join us next Tuesday, February 24th for our monthly meeting!

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Lots going on this month and lots to discuss!

We’ll finalize and post the agenda soon, but meanwhile wanted to make sure that the date was on your calendars.

Meeting starts at 6:30 PM, and will be held in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct.

 

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