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.

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

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

 

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

Night Out is just one week away!

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Night Out 2016 is August 2nd!

We received the following note from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon this morning, and are passing it along:

Dear Community Friends –

We are one week away from National Night Out Against Crime.  Many of you have registered your events with us; we very much appreciate that, and the invitations you have extended to us to stop by your events.

If you haven’t yet registered your event, it’s not too late. Our registration link is active until 5pm, Monday, August 1st.  This event is always fun and a great way to reconnect with neighbors and meet new ones.

Use the following link to register your event; registration will allow you to block off your (non-arterial) street – http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/.

Printable invitations and street closure signs can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/materials.htm

We hope to see you at your Night Out Event!

Mark

New SPD Community Safety newsletter has arrived!

We received a new newsletter yesterday from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator – please pass it along to your friends and neighbors!

SPD Community Safety Newsletter, June 2016, page 1 of 2

SPD Community Safety Newsletter, June 2016, page 1 of 2

SPD Community Safety Newsletter, June 2016, page 1 of 2

SPD Community Safety Newsletter, June 2016, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter 138

New SPD Community Safety newsletter has arrived!

Shown and linked below is a new Community Safety newsletter that we received today from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Note that in addition to the newsletter, Mark sent out a separate notification about four sex offenders who are currently living within the Southwest Precinct. You’ll find that here: Sex offender notification – 021216.

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, February 2016

More on car prowls and package thefts from Mark Solomon

Passing along the latest email we received today from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Seatttle Police Newsletter - December 2015

 

Here’s the email from Mark Solomon in .pdf format: Seatttle Police Newsletter – December 2015. You can find his earlier newsletter about this topic here.

Letters received about Block Watch Public Disclosure Request!

Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator sent us TWO letters this afternoon. With the first letter Mark forwarded a letter from from Assistant Chief, Steve Wilske, with this note:

Dear Community Friends –

The City received – and must comply with – a Public Disclosure request regarding Block Watch Captains. If you are a Block Watch Captain, this directly impacts you.  Please see the attached letter from Assistant Chief Steve Wilske.

As Assistant Chief Wilske state in the letter, we sincerely regret any concern this disclosure may cause you.

Mark

Letter from Assistant Chief, Steve Wilske, received November 16th, 2015

 

Following is the second letter received from Mark:

Dear Community Friends,

As a per our legal advisor, the name of the individual who requested the names of all of our Block Captains and/or the individuals who organized Night Out events is public information.  The individual’s name is Keith Gormezano.  He requested names, addresses, home phone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses, notes and the approximate block where Night Out event was held, as well as the same contact information of Block Watch Captains (past and present).  Mr. Gormezano does not have to provide why he wants the information or what he intends to do with it.  He has signed a declaration stating that he will not use the list of names for commercial purposes.

As the letter from Chief Wilske states, we are only mandated to give out the names.  For South and Southwest Precincts, this  information was provided for current (not former) Block Watch Captains and 2014 & 2015 Night Out registrants.  If you are not currently a block watch captain, or if you have not been the one to register your group’s Night Out event in the past two years, your name was not disclosed.

I’ve received dozens of responses on this.  Many of you are upset, curious and some block captains have quit as a result.  We understand.  In my 25 years as a Crime Prevention Coordinator, I can say we have been protective of our Block Captains, to a fault.  Unfortunately this could not be avoided.  I am extremely sorry and saddened for the distress this is causing.

Sincerely,

Mark

We will post any updates as we learn more.

Added 11/17/15: We have not received any new information as yet. You can find coverage and discussion on the West Seattle Blog, and King5 ran a story on it as well. [Added late: Discovered this in the Seattle Times, as well.]

New SPD community safety newsletter has timely info!

Our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, sent out a new newsletter this week.

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in .pdf format, so you can print and share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, October 2015

If you missed Mark’s presentation at our October meeting, you can find a brief recap here; as well, you can find his recommendations for arson prevention here.