Come say goodbye to Crime Prevention Coordinator, Benjamin Kinlow!

What’s the History of Blockwatch in West Seattle?  Are you part of the history?  Do you know part of the history?

We decided to focus our January meeting of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network on the history of Blockwatch in West Seattle, and our guest speaker will be retiring SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator, Benjamin Kinlow. With over 30 years of experience, we hope he will regale us with his stories of how things used to be, how they have evolved and some of the highlights and key takeaways of his career. 

We invite everyone in West Seattle (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain) to come say goodbye to Benjamin, hear about the history of Blockwatch and bring your Blockwatch-related stories to share — especially if you have stories relating to working with Benjamin and how he has helped you with your Blockwatch. It would be great to send him off to retirement with a few memories he might have forgotten!

We are also trying to round up historical memorabilia and/or photos of Blockwatch history in West Seattle that we could scan to use in a slide show; if you have something, please get in touch!  Email: or call us at 206-424-0040.

Meeting details & agenda

Tuesday, January 25, 2011,  6:30-8

SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster (at Delridge, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30     Socializing and networking during setup

6:30-7:00      WSBWCN news and updates, crime prevention tip of the month

7:00-8:00     Guest speaker: Benjamin Kinlow; followed by Open Forum for sharing historical information, Blockwatch stories and thanking Benjamin.

8:00-8:30    Feel free to stay after the meeting for more  socializing & networking.

Hope to see you there!


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