Join us Tuesday to discuss personal safety and recent West Seattle incidents!

Our first meeting of the new year is on Tuesday, January 27th!

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If you are approached by a person or people demanding your possessions, what should you do? What do experts advise if a child or teenager is faced with that situation? Has that advice changed in light of recent events?

West Seattle has seen several theft/strong arm robberies this month, most targeting younger victims between ages 14 and 18. We will focus this month’s meeting on these incidents and, perhaps more importantly, on personal safety techniques and potential responses.

SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske will provide an update on the incidents. Earlier this week, he announced an arrest in two of the incidents. He’ll tell us about progress on the cases, and will be available to answer our questions. We will also have Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, and Community Police Team (CPT) officers, Jon Flores and Erin Nicholson, as our guests.

Please join us to review and/or learn tips and techniques that will make you and your family members less-desirable targets for criminals. Hear their recommendations about what to do if criminals do approach you or your children.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, January 27, 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!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, announcements. Captain Steve Wilske will update us about crime and issues affecting the SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00        Theft/strong arm robberies and Personal Safety discussion with Mark Solomon, Jon Flores and Erin Nicholson from SPD.

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)

Updated 2/1/15: Miss this meeting? Here’s the recap. FYI, our next meeting will be on February 24th, starting at 6:30 PM.

 

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