Learn (more) about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentJoin us this coming Tuesday, the 23rd, for our April meeting!

Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will give his very popular presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED,  pronounced “Sep-Ted”).

Learn how to reduce the chances that your home will be the target for burglaries. It’s an interesting and enlightening presentation (think “target hardening” and “hostile vegetation”).

Even if you saw Officer Kiehn’s presentation last year, you’ll come away with new ideas and insights about changes that you can make for little to no money to make your home and neighborhood a safer place to be. Feel free to send/bring photos if you have specific issues to ask him about!

This presentation was originally scheduled for last month’s meeting; however, SW Precinct Commander, Capt. Kessler was able to stay longer than we had anticipated. If you missed that meeting, here’s the recap.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, updates, concerns, sharing ideas.

7:00-8:00        Learn about CPTED with Officer Jon Kiehn!

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!  

Join us this coming Tuesday, the 26th, for our March meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWe have a great line-up for our meeting this month!

  • Meet Police Captain Joe Kessler!
  • Introduction to the Victim’s Support Team (VST)
  • Learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

This month Southwest Precinct Captain Kessler will introduce himself to the Block Watch Captains.  He had planned to come in January but was called away by an emergency; we’re excited that he is able to come this month. He’ll be there at 6:30, don’t be late as he won’t be able to stay for the whole meeting.

Sarah Sorensen from the Victim Support Team will tell us about this volunteer opportunity and how to get involved if you are interested.

Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will give his presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.  Learn how to reduce the chances that your home will be the target for burglaries. It’s an interesting and enlightening presentation (think “target hardening” and “hostile vegetation”).  You’ll come away with ideas and changes that you can make for little to no money to make your home and neighborhood a safer place to be. Feel free to send/bring photos if you have specific issues to ask him about!

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, March 26th 2013,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, updates, announcements.  Welcome Captain Joe Kessler, SW Precinct.  Victim Support Team overview,  Sarah Sorensen.

7:00-8:00        CPTED with Officer Jon Kiehn.

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!  

Our February monthly meeting is this Tuesday, the 26th!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentHad enough of mail theft?? Let’s get educated and tackle this subject head on! At
our meeting this month we will have the US Postal inspectors for our area, Inspector
Matt
Rintoul and Inspector Sumyra Duy, as well as Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team Frank sector on hand to help educate us on this subject. We’ll also get a first-hand perspective from a block watch group that has been personally hit hard and took steps to combat it.  Come learn and discuss what to do if it happens to you and how your block watch can help catch the perpetrators.

We will also have our new Community Police Team Officer Jon Flores, who has replaced Ken Mazzuca in the William sector, there to introduce himself and get acquainted with all of you.

And lastly, I’m wondering if people are interested in having a late summer party this year?  Perhaps a more informal get together than last year, maybe on the beach in Lincoln Park or someplace like that?  Maybe a potluck? I’ll be looking for ideas and also for people who might want to help plan. If we don’t have time to discuss this at the meeting, or if you can’t attend, please email wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com with your ideas or to let us know if you would like to be involved in setting up the event.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, February 26th 2013,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, updates, announcements.  Come meet and welcome Officer Jon Flores!

7:00-8:00        Learn about and discuss mail theft and mail fraud.

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!  

Our January monthly meeting is this Tuesday, the 22nd!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur January meeting of the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network is next Tuesday, 1/22. We are starting the new year with a great agenda!

Our new/returning SW Precinct Captain, Joe Kessler will stop by to meet us. He will talk to us a little about his priorities and you’ll have a chance to ask him questions.

After that, the main discussion topic for the meeting will be residential Surveillance Cameras. We see growing use of these cameras in our area since costs for them have decreased and they make it easy to document activities around our homes/neighborhood and offer the ability to retro-actively lookup information after a crime has been committed.

I’m looking for more people who are knowledgeable about the technologies that are available and/or what to look for when buying and installing this equipment to participate in a panel discussion or provide a demo.  If you are that person, or you know of someone who could, please contact me so I can expect you:  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

Meeting details & full agenda

Tuesday, January 22, 2012,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:15        Introductions, updates, announcements.  Capt. Joe Kessler will stop by!

7:15-8:00        Security/Surveillance Cameras for residential use.

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!  

Learn about CPTED at our Tuesday, April 24th meeting!!

Do you think of crime prevention in terms of deadbolts on doors and locks on windows? There are more far-reaching options, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). 

What is CPTED?  Pronounced “sep-ted”, it refers to a group of strategies intended to reduce the fear of crime and the opportunities to commit crimes such as breaking and entering, assault and vehicle theft. The principles of CPTED are used by police, landscape designers, architects, city planners and many others to make parks, properties and neighborhoods more crime-resistant.

Come learn about the principles of CPTED and how to apply them to your building, property or neighborhood. Community Police Team (CPT) Officer Jonathan Kiehn, who conducts CPTED training, will offer specific strategies to make your neighborhood less crime-friendly; he’ll share some success stories that have resulted from the implementation of CPTED principles.

This is an updated presentation from a year ago; if you missed it, don’t miss it again.  If you saw it, come for a refresher and some new information.

Meeting details & agenda

Tuesday, April 24, 2011,  6:30-8 PM.
SW Police Precinct, (2300 SW Webster Street – near Home Depot at Delridge/Webster).

6:00-6:30
Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with other BW Captains while we get the room set up!

6:30-7:00
Introductions, updates, announcements, neighborhood concerns, issues.

7:00-8:00
Featured topic/speaker: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) skills training,  CPT Officer, Jonathan Kiehn.

8:00-8:30
Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain)! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

Hope to see you there!
Deborah Greer

On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

Email:  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
Phone: 206-424-0040
Website: https://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com|
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

Monthly Meeting:  4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct meeting room, 2300 SW Webster Street (no meetings in July, August, November & December).

Updated 4/27/12:  Great turnout for the meeting; thanks to those of you who attended! West Seattle Blog has coverage here, including a link to the CPTED field trip that many of us attended last spring.

Bring your opinions and ideas to our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27th!

How would you like to see us celebrate Block Watch Captains’ Appreciation Day? We’ve opted to use most of this month’s meeting to plan a great event! Whether you can help, have ideas, or just want a sneak preview as this takes shape; please join the discussion and planning! 

Potential ways to contribute:

  • Pre-event: Can you help with online registration, setup, or decorations? Do you want to help plan the food or entertainment, solicit gifts and/or donations? Do you have ideas or advice that will help maximize our budget? We’ll also need help getting the word out!
  • Day of event:  Would you like to greet or register people? Take photographs? Perform? Serve food? Can you help with cleanup?

What would make the event fun, memorable and meaningful for you? We do have a budget for this event, but we need to offset that with volunteer hours from our group. You can help by participating at this meeting!

Meeting details & agenda

Tuesday, March 27, 2011,  6:30-8 PM.
SW Police Precinct, (2300 SW Webster Street – near Home Depot at Delridge/Webster).

6:00-6:30
Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with other Captains while we set up the room!

6:30-6:45
Introductions, updates, announcements, neighborhood concerns, issues.

6:45-8:00
Planning for Appreciation Day (tentatively suggested for Friday evening, May 4th, but to be discussed).

8:00-8:30
Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain, yet)! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

Hope to see you there!
Deborah Greer

On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

Email:  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
Phone: 206-424-0040
Website: https://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com|
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

Monthly Meeting:  4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct meeting room, 2300 SW Webster Street (no meetings in July, August, November & December).

New agenda for Tuesday’s meeting!

What should you always be doing to reduce the chances of being an auto theft victim?  What new technologies are available to reduce auto theft?

Meeting details & agenda

Tuesday, February 28, 2011,  6:30-8 PM
SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30
Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with other Captains while we get the room set up!

6:30-7:00
Introductions, updates, announcements, neighborhood concerns, issues.

7:00-8:00
Presentation/discussion: Strategies to prevent auto theft. Available grants and grant deadlines. And, more!

8:00-8:30
Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain)!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Deborah Greer

On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)
Email:  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com
Phone:  206-424-0040
Website: https://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=337488370959
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wsblockwatchnet

Monthly Meeting:  4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct Meeting Room, 2300 SW Webster Street (no meetings in July, August, November & December)

PS:  Please email us (wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com) if you are able to volunteer to help plan and/or prepare for the Blockwatch Captain Appreciation Event this Spring!