Our meeting tomorrow will focus on repeat offenders!

Join us tomorrow, September 23rd, for our monthly meeting – the first meeting following our Summer Hiatus!

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Does it seem like a few repeat offenders are committing most of the crime in our community? What needs to happen to successfully prosecute and detain them?

Earlier this month, SPD and King County prosecutors announced that they are collaborating to aggressively pursue cases against career criminals in property crime.

We will have several guests from the King County Prosecutor’s Office on-hand for a presentation and discussion on this topic.

Come learn about the role of the prosecutor’s office in this effort. How will this be implemented? What will be different now than what has been being done to date? What are the challenges and issues they face? What do they hope to accomplish? And, what can we as Block Watch captains and community members do to help?

Our guests include Dan Carew, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutor’s Office; Darren Thompson, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Repeat Burglar Initiative (RBI); and Doug Young, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Car Theft Initiative (CTI).

Captain Steve Wilske, SW Precinct Commander, will be there to update us on recent crime in the SW Precinct. He will also explain and take questions about the Neighborhood Policing Project.

For those of you who want some additional background, Darren Thompson suggested the King County Prosecutor’s Office Filing and Disposition Standards (FADS) might be helpful. Since the full FADS include a lot of information, he forwarded the FADS that are specific to Burglary and Auto Theft/Vehicle-Related Property Offenses. These are attached below.

Burglary – FADS section 12

Auto Theft – FADS section 16

 

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 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 SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00        Presentation and discussion with King County Prosecutor’s Office.

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!  

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