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.

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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 <Margaret.Olsen@seattle.gov>
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

Email: margaret.olsen@seattle.gov

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

 

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

Jennifer.Burbridge@seattle.gov

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.

Best,

Puao

Puao Savusa, Research Analyst

Seattle Police Department, Southwest Precinct

puao.savusa@seattle.gov

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 wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

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

Thanks for BEE-ing there!

It  was great to see some of you at the 5th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival last month. Thanks for stopping by! This was the fifth year we’ve participated in this great event.

Hope you also enjoyed the opportunity to tour SPD’s Mobile Precinct unit, and talk with Officer Jon Flores from the SW Precinct’s Community Police Team – as well as with the many other organizations and businesses that were part of the Vendor Fair this year.

 

Deb Greer setting up our WSBWCN booth at the 5th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival

Have you considered potential responses to an intruder in your home?

Join us Tuesday, May 23rd, for our monthly meeting! Our guest will be Officer Todd Wiebke. 

As many of you know, Officer Wiebke is currently the SW Precinct’s point person who works with the homeless. He gave a great presentation in January about his role and responsibilities. It was an insightful meeting!

This month, we have invited him back for a tutorial and scenario-based discussion about how to prepare for the possibility of an intruder in your home.

As in preparing for an earthquake or other natural disaster, we hope it will never happen. Indeed, it may never happen. If does, at least initially, we will be on our own. If we have a plan, chances of having the best possible outcome in a bad situation will increase. At the very least, it may help to reduce fear and anxiety.

Officer Wiebke plans to talk about intruder scenarios with a focus on how to prepare for them and best determine plans of action.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, May 23rd, 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!

6:30-7:00              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00              Officer Todd Wiebke: How to plan your response to a home intruder.

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.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

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

Outreach season “BEE-gins” this Saturday, May 20th!

Forgive us the bee puns…but we like to “bee” consistent.

If you’ve followed our blog or Facebook group for more than a year, you’ll know that we have an annual tradition of participation at the West Seattle Bee Festival. It takes place at High Point Commons Park and inside Neighborhood House, (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126).

This will “bee” the 5th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival! Look for us at the Vendor Fair, between 11 AM and 2 PM, on the street that borders the west edge of the park, Lanham Place SW.

Make a “beeline” to our West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network booth to learn more about our org, pick up informational materials, ask questions or just say hi! We have some free gun safety locks available this year (while supplies last).

Community Police Team officers from the SW Precinct will be at the festival with the mobile precinct. Other great community organizations that provide resources to our community, such as West Seattle Be Prepared, will be there as well.

We want West Seattle to “bee-come” even more connected and networked than it already is. We can all help with that effort by meeting and learning from each other!

“Bee-low” is the West Seattle Bee Festival informational flyer with additional details.