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  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

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

Follow-up: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

We had a good turnout for our most recent West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting – many thanks to Officer Jon Kiehn for his informative CPTED presentation and to those of you who attended and participated!

A key takeaway from the meeting: there are several aspects to CPTED that work together to deter criminals. These include Natural Surveillance, Natural Territorial Reinforcement, Natural Access Control, and Maintenance.

As we mentioned, Officer Kiehn gave a similar presentation (slides are here) to our group in May 2011 that explains these concepts in more detail. He also conducted a CPTED property tour for our group; it was videotaped by the West Seattle Blog and is available to watch on YouTube (here’s a link).

You can also find both of these, along with any past/future presentations and materials, in the CPTED category on the menu in the right sidebar.

Great agenda for our WSBWCN meeting tonight!

Ever wonder how a burglar might view your home? The main focus of our meeting this evening is CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will share his insights about things you can do to make your home, workplace or neighborhood less appealing to criminals. Meeting details are here.

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!  

March meeting follow-up

Thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our March monthly meeting last Tuesday! We were happy to have SW Precinct commander, Capt. Joe Kessler stop by to introduce himself and then stay to field questions about 2 safety concerns: recent incidents at the Nickelsville homeless encampment and activities at a nuisance property at 15th and Holden.  Our meeting also featured a presentation by Sarah Sorensen from the SPD Victim Support Team for domestic violence.

Our agenda had included a presentation about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) by Officer Jon Kiehn. Due to the unexpected amount of time Capt. Kessler was able to stay with us, we decided to reschedule this presentation so we can give it the full hour it deserves.

You can find coverage of the meeting highlights from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald at the links below.

http://westseattleblog.com/2013/03/15th-and-holden-resolution-soon-neighbors-face-police-west-seattle-block-watch-captains-network-meeting

http://westseattleblog.com/2013/03/nickelsville-police-patrols-what-southwest-precinct-commander-told-the-block-watch-captains-network-tonight

http://www.westseattleherald.com/2013/03/27/news/captain-kessler-hopes-finish-out-career-southwest

http://www.westseattleherald.com/2013/03/29/news/11-year-prison-sentence-echoes-security-problems-

Our next WSBWCN meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30 – 8 PM, in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct. We’ll post the agenda as that date gets closer. Between now and then, we hope you will join us on our Facebook group page for discussion.

If you have ideas for future meeting topics, please send them our way!  You can email us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.