Join us on September 26th, as our monthly meetings resume!

WSBWCN-logo Happy fall! A quick reminder that our Summer Meeting Hiatus is over and our September meeting is coming up next week.

We hope you can join us next Tuesday, September, 26th, 6:30-8 PM, in our usual meeting room at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot).

Should be a great meeting! We’ll have updates from SPD’s SW Precinct leadership, and lots to discuss about what’s taken place over the summer.

As well, since September is National Emergency Preparedness month, we’ll talk about that too.

We are still finalizing the agenda, so let us know if you have any additional topics or suggestions. Everyone is welcome – you need not be an active Block Watch captain to attend.


New Community Safety information from SPD and SDOT

We are passing along the following notes and attached .PDF files from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge. We received this first one last Friday, September 1st.

Hello all,

Attached is the SW Precinct’s September community newsletter (in word and PDF forms), focused on traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety – especially how it related to children going back to school. I have also attached an informational handout from the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Please feel free to distribute this information to your family, friends, neighbors, community groups and co-workers!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Happy Labor Day weekend 🙂

We’ve embedded them below in .JPG format, as well as included her original .PDF versions: September 2017 Newsletter_ SW Precinct and Pedestrian.Bicycle Safety Flyer_SDOT.

Community Safety Newsletter – September 2017 – page 1 of 2

Community Safety Newsletter – September 2017 – page 2 of 2

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety flyer from SDOT


The following note and attached information arrived from Jennifer in mid-August while we were on summer hiatus.

Good morning!

With summer still in full swing, the SW Precinct wanted to remind our community members of some important burglary prevention tips!

Attached is a burglary crime prevention bulletin and below are some important points to think about. Also, please remember if you are interested in a free safety/security assessment of your home and/or business – please contact me, your SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator at or (206) 256-6820.

Here is the information in .PDF format: Burglary prevention email newsletter and Burglary Crime Prevention Bulletin.

Hope you find this information helpful!

Summer safety info from the SW Precinct

Earlier this month, we received this August edition of Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge’s Community Safety newsletter. Apologies for the delay in passing this along.

Jennifer noted:

Hello all,

Attached is my August newsletter, focused on the topic of firearm safety and violence prevention. I have attached it in Word and PDF forms. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Also I would like to call special attention to the last part of my newsletter:

Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns and/or to request my presence at a future meeting. I would be happy to provide a presentation on firearm safety and violence prevention upon request. In the next month, the SW Precinct will have free firearm cable locks available to encourage safe storage, please contact me directly if you are interested.

FYI, you can meet Jennifer tomorrow (Saturday, August 12th), at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic.

SPD August 2017 Safety Newsletter page 1 of 2

SPD August 2017 Safety Newsletter page 2 of 2

Registration is now open for the 11-week Police Academy

The following is from Maggie Olsen with the Seattle Police Department.

Eleven-Week CPA Application

From: SPD_Community_Advisory_Groups
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 4:32 PM
To: Olsen, Margaret <>
Subject: SPD 11-Week Community Police Academy Starts September 7th – Application Attached

SPD’s 2017 Fall 11-Week Community Police Academy   

Learn firsthand about how the Seattle Police Department works! The deadline to submit your application is Friday, July 28, 2017.

The session will begin on 09/07/17 and end on 11/16/17.  We will meet for 11 consecutive Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 9:30 PM.

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 9:30 PM

Location: TBA.

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: Seattle Police Department

Contact: Maggie Olsen, 206-684-8672




Focus groups forming

We received the following note this month from Jennifer Burbridge and are passing it along. Since we don’t hold meetings over the summer months, please get in touch with Puao directly if you and/or members of your neighborhood are interested.

Hello all,

Some of you may have received this email from Puao (the new Micro-Community Policing Plan Research Analyst for the SW Precinct), regarding focus groups in each of your communities. She is hoping to get feedback from as many community members as possible regarding crime and safety concerns to continue to inform the Micro-Community Policing Plans!

Many of you have been involved with these focus groups in the past; they typically last about 45 minutes to an hour and are a semi-structured conversation about crime and safety concerns, thoughts on the Seattle Police Department and suggested improvements in your unique neighborhoods.

Puao would very much appreciate your assistance in scheduling these focus groups, ideally during already established and scheduled community meetings- to hopefully ensure maximum participation. Please let her know when you think would be best to schedule these discussions.

Thank you for your time and your ongoing commitment to the Micro-Community Policing Plan project!

Let me and/or her know if you have any questions!

Jennifer Burbridge, Crime Prevention Coordinator

Southwest Precinct, Seattle Police Department

Desk: (206) 256-6820, Cell: (206) 471-2849

All emails and attachments, including personal information, sent to and from the Seattle Police Department are subject to the Washington Public Records Act,  Chapter 42.56 RCW,  and may be subject to disclosure to a third-party requestor.

From: Savusa, Puao
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 10:57 AM
Subject: Focus Groups

Good morning!

My name is Puao Savusa and I am the new Research Analyst at the Southwest Precinct, I will be replacing Joseph Singer (Joey), the previous RA who recently graduated, and I have also received the opportunity to work more closely with Jennifer Burbridge (Jen) who is the current crime prevention coordinator also at the SW precinct. In the coming weeks, I will be conducting focus groups and am reaching out to you to see if I could utilize community meetings in order to do so, and to discuss crime and safety concerns. Please let me know what your thoughts are on this and if you’d like to move forward with this, I’d love to discuss the details if this sounds like a good idea. Thank you!

I hope to hear from you soon.



Puao Savusa, Research Analyst

Seattle Police Department, Southwest Precinct

A quick reminder…

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful summer weather!

A quick reminder that we do NOT have a meeting this month or in August. Our meetings will resume again on the 4th Tuesday of September. As that date gets closer, we’ll post the agenda and additional details.

I neglected to post coverage from our last meeting. You can now find it here. Thanks to those of you who participated, especially our guest speaker, Angela Socci!

Happy summer! Don’t miss the final meeting before our Summer Hiatus!

Join us on Tuesday, June 27th to learn about the Community Service Officer (CSO) program, and give your feedback!

In the 2017-18 budget, City Council set aside funding to re-implement the Community Service Officer program in 2018. Our guest speaker will be Angela Socci from the Finance and Planning Section of the Seattle Police Department. She’ll talk about the plans for reinventing the CSO program. They are in the early stages of the program development process, so we have an opportunity to offer feedback. How would you like to see the new program take shape?

As well, we’ll have updates from Captain Pierre Davis about crimes and issues they are currently seeing in the SW Precinct. Jennifer Burbridge, our new Crime Prevention Coordinator, will also be there.  Update, 6/27: Jennifer is unable to be there this evening.

Need materials for Night Out? This is our final meeting before our notorious Summer Hiatus — as we do not meet in July or August — so don’t forget to pick up any informational materials that you’d like to give your neighbors at Night Out events. Usually, you can catch us to pick up materials at the local summer festivals. Unfortunately, we are currently “waitlisted” for space in the Community Tent at West Seattle SummerFest in July. Night Out is on Tuesday, August 1st this year and Delridge Day takes place later in the month.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 6:30-8 PM

At the 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 with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:15              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:15-8:00              Angela Socci: Reinventing the CSO program.

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 contact us at

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)