It was great to see so many of you at our first West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting of the new year!
For those who couldn’t be there, West Seattle Blog has published coverage here. Following is a quick recap of the announcements we made at the meeting.
- Join us for a Community Conversation with Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole. We are co-hosting this event along with the SW Precinct Advisory Council (SWPAC). This will be next Tuesday, February 3rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the SW Precinct. Our earlier announcement has more details.
- Registration is underway for the spring 11-week Community Police Academy that begins March 12, 2015. Classes are held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 6th. To apply go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/programs/policeacademy/default.htm or call Maggie Olsen at 206-684-8672.
- The FBI’s Citizen’s Academy for business, civic, community, and religious leaders is scheduled to start on April 23, 2015. The deadline for applications is February 2nd. The FBI Academy will fill quickly; please submit your application at: https://forms.fbi.gov/citizens-academy-application-seattle. If selected, you will be notified by March 15th.
- A reminder that the SW Precinct has engraving kits available to borrow. If you missed the rollout and demo of the engraving kits last September, you’ll find details here.
Lastly, here is a repost of our informational mini-flyer which we distribute at outreach events – it details our yearly meeting schedule, contact info, and how to find out whether there is a block watch group in your neighborhood.