Coverage of our October meeting; change is in the air!

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Thanks to those of you who joined us last Tuesday for our last scheduled meeting of 2019. We had some great discussion!

We wrapped up this year differently than most, leaving all of us with lots to consider over the coming months.

We typically take a winter hiatus in November and December, as 4th Tuesdays fall too close to holidays. We usually resume monthly meetings each January — but have decided to shake things up in the coming year and NOT do that.

West Seattle Blog has coverage of our meeting with more details. 

Feel free to send us your thoughts! How would you like to see this effort evolve? You can reach us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or post a comment to our Facebook group. 

Thanks for your support and participation!

Coverage of our September meeting; our next one will be October 22nd!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentIf you missed our September meeting or would like to share highlights with your neighbors, the West Seattle Blog has posted coverage. 

Our next meeting — and the final one we’ll have this year — will be on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6:30 to 8 PM in the community meeting room at the SW Precinct. We’ll post the agenda as that day draws closer.

We hope you can join us!

 

Join us on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur special guest will be Brian Smith, 9-1-1 Administrative Manager at the Seattle Police Department’s 9-1-1 Center!  

He will briefly explain how the 911 Center operates, then offer his insights on how we can more effectively communicate to get the best possible results. Bring your questions!

We’ve posed several “what if” questions already, which arose from recent weather-related situations in the news. What would be the best way to provide location information if you are in an unfamiliar area, or a flood or some other emergency has made the familiar unrecognizable? Can they find you with your cell or mobile phone? What could we do if our mobile device is rapidly losing power? 

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues. This is our first fall meeting following our annual summer hiatus (and one of only two before the end of this calendar year). 

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 6:30-8 PM

At the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30          Arrive early for coffee and light snacks. Talk to each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45          Announcements, introductions.

6:45-7:00          Update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00          Brian Smith, 9-1-1 Administrative Manager for SPD’s 9-1-1 Center.

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)

Hope to see you on Saturday, August 10th, at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

Don’t miss this wonderful annual community festival that highlights local organizations and has a strong focus on community safety…as well as fun!

Here’s an overview of this year’s festival highlights. The festival runs from 11 until 3 at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW).

This year, we are among those that SPD has recognized as 2019 Outstanding Community Members — and we are in great company! The award ceremony will take place at approximately 1 PM. 

 

Join us on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur special guest will be Melanie Cole from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management!  

She’ll talk about the SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare) program, as well as provide emergency preparedness materials that you can pass along to your neighbors at Night Out events/parties.

Note that this is our final meeting prior to Night Out, which is on August 6th this year. Bring your questions for her and take advantage of this opportunity!

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, 6:30-8 PM

At the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30          Arrive early for coffee and light snacks. Talk to each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45          Announcements, introductions.

6:45-7:00          Update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00          Melanie Cole, Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) program.

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)

Follow-up from our monthly meeting

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our meeting last Tuesday!

Guest speakers, deputies Josh Sweeney and Dan Malloy from the KCSO Air Support Unit, gave an interesting and entertaining presentation.

We also appreciated the informative update from Captain Pierre Davis, Commander of the SW Precinct, and the opportunity to ask him questions.

West Seattle Blog has published coverage of the meeting here.

Hope to see you next month — on the 4th Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 PM!

 

Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur special guest will be Sgt. Jason Stanley and one of the night shift pilots of the Guardian One helicopter! 

Guardian One is a familiar sight over West Seattle, helping Seattle Police from the air to apprehend suspects. The team from the Air Support Unit of the King County Sheriff’s Office will share with us in detail what they do, how the tools and technology work, and what they see from the air. We’ll also hear about some of the searches that they’ve worked on with Seattle Police.

Bring your questions and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Guardian One. Should be a very interesting evening!

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 6:30-8 PM

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, and to socialize/network with each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45          Announcements, introductions.

6:45-7:00          Brief update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00          Air Support Unit of the King County Sheriff’s Office and Guardian One.

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)

[Update 4/29/19] West Seattle Blog has posted coverage of the meeting.