Great to see so many of you at our January meeting last night! It was nice to see so many new faces as well as familiar ones. Many thanks to our presenters, Officer Jon Kiehn and Detective Scotty Bach for all of their tips and insights about residental surveillance cameras!
We will follow up later with links to the media coverage from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald once posted, but meanwhile as promised here are links to our earlier postings about CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
As Officer Kiehn and Detective Bach mentioned, surveillance cameras can best be used in conjunction with other aspects of CPTED (lighting, effective landscaping, securing your property and doing things to make it easier for your neighbors to know if something is suspicious or not). The slide presentations and this vacant house CPTED tour by Officer Kiehn in 2011 provide some useful insights into how a criminal might view your neighborhood or your property.
SW Police Captain, Joe Kessler had planned to attend this meeting, but had to reschedule; he plans to stop by our February instead. Please feel free to send us topic suggestions and announcements for that meeting!
Neglected to mention earlier that our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30 to 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct (2300 SW Webster Street, next to Home Depot).