Holiday Safety information from SPD

We received this new Public Safety newsletter from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, today. Please take a moment to share with family, friends, and your neighbors — as well as with any of your visitors who come from outside of Seattle.


Seattle Police Email Newsletter – November 30 2016 – page 1 of 2


Seattle Police Email Newsletter – November 30 2016 – page 2 of 2


Here’s the Holiday Safety newsletter in a more printable .pdf format.

West Seattleites: don’t forget to take the Public Safety Survey this month!

When we first posted about the Public Safety Survey, the deadline for participating may have seemed far, far away. Now, that deadline is fast approaching. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions about safety-related issues by November 30th.

This survey is open to those who live, work, and/or spend time in Seattle. We think it’s important that West Seattle people weigh in, and take this opportunity to be heard.

You’ll find the survey (available to take in multiple languages) at Click this link to our first post for more details about the survey.


More on CPTED from the archives…

Following up on the subject of our meeting last month, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), we wanted to showcase some of the information presented to us earlier.

This is the West Seattle Blog’s video of our CPTED tour with Officer Jon Kiehn from several years ago. As we now have the capability of embedding video, we wanted to call this to your attention again!

As well, we’ve added WSB’s coverage of Officer Kiehn’s CPTED presentation prior to this field trip, as well as to this refresher CPTED presentation from Spring 2012.

There are many great insights in these materials!

Follow-up from our October 25th meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentThanks to all of you who attended and participated in our meeting last evening! 

Presenters on our agenda included Captain Pierre Davis, Commander of the SW Precinct, who updated us on recent crimes. Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, gave a presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Other guests included Jennifer Burbridge, who spoke about the Seattle Public Safety Survey (underway until November 30).  Jake Hellenkamp from Seattle Neighborhood Group introduced himself and talked about his upcoming project work in the 5400 block of Delridge.

The West Seattle Blog has posted coverage of our meeting.

Note that our next monthly meeting will be on will be Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. This was our final monthly meeting of 2016, as the 4th Tuesdays of November and December fall too close to holidays.

Join us on Tuesday, October 25th, for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWould you like to learn more about how you can make your home, vehicle or self less of a target to criminals?

Our special guest will be Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon! He’ll teach us more about CPTED — Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

Mark has worked with Block Watch groups in Seattle for many years; he’ll bring his many insights and great stories about safety and crime prevention! He will also field any questions you have about Block Watch-related issues.

Updated, 10/24:  We will have two additional guests at our meeting.

  • Jennifer Burbridge, the Research Assistant who is assigned to the SW Precinct, will talk briefly about the Seattle Public Safety Survey that is currently underway.
  • Jake Hellenkamp from Seattle Neighborhood Group will introduce himself and speak briefly about a crime prevention project in Delridge that his organization has just begun.

We hope you can join us next Tuesday, October 25th, (4th Tuesdays), 6:30 – 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct!

The full meeting schedule is below.Note that this is our final monthly meeting of 2016, as the 4th Tuesdays of November and December fall too close to holidays.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 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 leadership.
7:00-8:00       Mark Solomon discusses CPTED and all things Block Watch!
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

Hope to see you there!

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

Voice your concerns! Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey!

Tomorrow, October 15th, 2016, another Seattle Public Safety Survey gets underway!

Some of you may recall that a similar survey also took place last year at this time. This will be the second (perhaps, second annual?) one. We’ve included a link to the survey, as well as more details below.



Dear Community Members,

Please visit to take part in the 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey.

The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback from those who live and/or work in Seattle to increase public safety and security in your neighborhood.

Through the survey results we will provide detailed reports on the safety concerns of each neighborhood to our partner, the Seattle Police Department, who will use that information to alter their community policing plans in your neighborhood to address the concerns of your community.

The survey is accessible from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and community members about the Seattle Public Safety Survey and feel free to post the survey link on your social media.

Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Assistant who has been working with the SW Precinct for the past year and a half on the Micro-Community Policing Plans; (and her counterparts, who are working with the other Seattle police precincts), are again conducting this survey.

Jennifer will be one of our guests at the next meeting of the West Seattle Block Captains’ Network on October 25th. Bring any questions you have for her about this new survey.

Jennifer noted that you can get in touch with her, before or after our meeting, if you would like to work with her to setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the survey to your specific communities or organizations. You can reach her through the SW Police Precinct.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete the survey yourselves, as well as pass it along to those in your Block Watch groups.

The Seattle Public Safety Survey is open for participation from tomorrow, October 15th through November 30th.

Follow-up from our September 27th meeting!

Thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our September meeting about high-impact, repeat offenders! If you missed it, or would like a recap, West Seattle Blog has posted their coverage here.