SDOT seeks neighborhood input on traffic safety

Mark Solomon, our Crime Prevention Coordinator, sent us the following this week.

From: Solomon, Mark [mailto:Mark.Solomon@seattle.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:49 PM
To: Solomon, Mark <Mark.Solomon@seattle.gov>
Subject: Traffic Safety in your Seattle Neighborhood

Dear Community Friends,

I forward the following message to you on behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Regards,

Mark

Subject: Traffic Safety in your Seattle Neighborhood

Dear Community Friends:

Greetings from Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).  In an effort to better serve our diverse communities in Seattle, SDOT often reviews their policies and programs through Seattle’s Racial Equity Toolkit.  The Racial Equity Toolkit process relies heavily on feedback from external stakeholders and community input from people like you.

Below is a link to a very brief (5-minute) questionnaire about the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. The questionnaire is only one of several ways we are gathering input from community stakeholders. Our hope is to better understand the community’s interest in the program, what their experience has been, and get a general idea of barriers and benefits in certain aspects of the program.

TRAFFIC CALMING QUESTIONNAIRE 

Thank you in advance for your valuable time.  The toolkit process will complete in a couple of months at which time we will share the final recommendations.

Warmest regards,

Shauna Walgren

Neighborhood Traffic Operations

Seattle Department of Transportation

206-684-8681

Public Disclosure/Disclaimer Statement: Consistent with the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, all records within the possession of the City may be subject to a public disclosure request and may be distributed or copied.  Records include and are not limited to sign-in sheets, contracts, emails, notes, correspondence, etc. Use of lists of individuals or directory information (including address, phone or E-mail) may not be used for commercial purposes.

 

Registration is open for the 11-week Community Police Academy

We received the following announcement yesterday via email.

 

SPD’s 2017 Spring 11-Week Community Police Academy

Learn firsthand about how the Seattle Police Department works!

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 10, 2017.

The session will begin on 03/16/17 and end on 05/25/17.

We will meet for 11 consecutive Thursday evenings.

Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

End Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: TBA
Cost: Free


Contact:
Maggie Olsen 206-684-8672
Sponsored by: Seattle Police Department

Website:  http://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/community-police-academy

Email: margaret.olsen@seattle.gov

 

 

Join us on Tuesday, January 24th, for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentThis will be our first West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting of the new year, as well as the beginning of our 8th year as an organization. 

Apologies for posting this agenda so late. Our invited guest is Officer Todd Wiebke, Community Police Team (CPT) Officer from the SW Precinct. He works on the homeless camp issues in our community. Some of you may have seen posts he has written about some of the challenges.

Note:  We learned late this week that Officer Wiebke has been asked to help with a large homeless camp in another precinct, so he may not be able to attend our meeting after all. We’ll post an update when we get an update from him.

If he isn’t able to attend, we’ll have extra time to discuss other issues and topics, ask additional questions of SW Precinct leaders,  and catch up on crime/safety issues that have come up in our neighborhoods since our last meeting.

 

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 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       Officer Todd Wiebke on the topic of homeless in our community.

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  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge

West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

Happy 2017! Our meetings resume this month…

Hope that your new year is off to a good start.

We thought we’d post a reminder that our monthly meetings return this month following our annual “winter hiatus.” Our first one will be Tuesday, January 24th, 6:30 to 8 PM.

We’ll post the agenda as the date gets closer, but meanwhile note 4th Tuesdays on your new calendars. We meet in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct (2300 SW Webster Street, adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot).

We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Season Safety Tips from SPD

We received the note below and the attached informational flyer this week from Jennifer Burbridge, Research Analyst who is on assignment with the SW Police Precinct.

Hello SW Precinct community groups and community members, 

Attached is a new holiday safety crime prevention bulletin (attached in both PDF and JPEG form)! Captain Davis and I would very much appreciate this bulletin getting distributed to your community groups, listserves, neighbors and families.

We often see an increase in package thefts around the holiday season- and we would like to make sure we provide our community with this very important information and prevention techniques.  

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you so much for you assistance in getting this important information out to our community.

-Jennifer Burbridge

(206) 684-4138

Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst

Micro-Community Policing Plans

Seattle Police Department- SW Precinct

As she notes, please share this information! Here is the holiday-safety-bulletin flyer in .PDF format, and below as a graphic.

holiday-safety-bulletin

 

 

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  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

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