Learn about personal safety for kids, vehicle security and more!

Join us on Saturday, November 15th, 10 to 11 AM at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106)!

Officer Jon Kiehn from SPD’s Community Police Team will host a conversation about Personal Safety for Kids. Everyone is welcome — parents, kids, and the community! Officer Kiehn will focus on personal safety from a kid’s perspective; he notes that this session will be especially relevant for kids who are ages 6 to 10.

Personal safety for kids is the featured topic at the “Public Safety” breakout session at this year’s Gathering of Neighbors; but, this training session will also touch on other public safety issues including vehicle security – an ongoing issue in our neighborhoods; Kay Godefroy, Director of Seattle Neighborhood Group (and a fellow West Seattleite) will offer insights and solutions to this problem.

We’re co-hosting this Public Safety session with Seattle Neighborhood Group. We hope to see you there!  We’ve included informational flyers with additional details below.

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Please help spread the word about our Public Safety training session! As well, please pass along information about the overall Gathering of Neighbors event — it is a grassroots effort that can use some additional help with publicity.

Here’s the 2-page flyer in .pdf format: GON-Public-Safety-session (.pdf format).

Calendar items!

It’s been about a month since we looked ahead at what’s on our calendar, so here are some up’dates for you and your Blockwatch groups (that’s not a typo, it’s a cool new abbreviation for the phrase “upcoming dates”).

  • 5/15 (TODAY):  West Seattle Crime Prevention Council (WSCPC) Community Safety meeting, 7 – 8:30 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Special topic: victim’s rights; plus crime-related updates from the SW Precinct.
  • 5/20 (Sunday): Alki Summer Streets event – starting around 11 AM – we’ll have a booth near the beach (somewhere between 61st & 62nd)!
  • 5/22 (4th Tuesdays):  West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) monthly meeting, 6:30 – 8 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Agenda to come; watch our website for details.
  • 6/12 (Tuesday): Free SNAP emergency preparedness class at the High Point library, 6:30 PM; SNAP stands for “Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare”. More details on the Office of Emergency Management’s event calendar.
  • 6/22 (Friday): BLOCKWATCH CAPTAINS’ APPRECIATION PARTY! Festivities begin at 6 PM. Seating will be limited, so please RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot! As well, we need to know how many of you will be there so we can plan accordingly.
  • 6/23 (Saturday): Morgan Junction Community Festival.

Later in the summer (more details later):

    • 7/13-15:  West Seattle Summer Festival (our wonderful annual street fair).
    • 7/21:  Grand Parade.
    • 7/28-29:  Alki Art Fair.
    • 8/7:  Seattle Night Out (annually, each first Tuesday in August). These local events held throughout the city provide an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and build/strengthen your neighborhood Block Watch group.
    • 8/11:  SW Precinct Picnic. Always a fun event with free food and entertainment; plus opportunities to meet the officers, learn about local community groups such as ours, and more!
    • 8/18:  Delridge Day.

[Updated 6/6/12 to correct SummerFest dates]

Upcoming dates for your calendar!

Looking forward, here are some important dates for you and your Blockwatch groups!  More details to come as the dates draw closer.

  • 4/17 (3rd Tuesdays):  West Seattle Crime Prevention Council (WSCPC) Community Safety meeting, 7 – 8:30 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Special guest, acting Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams, will talk about safety in city parks.
  • 4/21 (Saturday):  Gathering of Neighbors  We’ll have an informational table at the Resource Fair from 11 to 1; that’s followed by music and entertainment until 3 PM.
  • 4/24 (4th Tuesdays):  West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) monthly meeting, 6:30 – 8 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Agenda details to come.
  • 5/20 (Sunday): Alki Summer Streets event – starting around 11 AM – we’ll have a booth near the beach!
  • 6/12 (Tuesday): Free SNAP emergency preparedness class at the High Point library, 6:30 PM; SNAP stands for “Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare”. More details on the Office of Emergency Management’s event calendar.
  • 6/22 (Friday): BLOCKWATCH CAPTAINS’ APPRECIATION DAY! Festivities begin at 6 PM; more details to come, meanwhile, save the date!

Later in the summer:

  • 8/7:  Seattle Night Out (annually, each first Tuesday in August). These local events held throughout the city provide an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and build/strengthen your neighborhood Block Watch group.
  • 8/11:  SW Precinct Picnic. Always a fun event with free food and entertainment; plus opportunities to meet the officers, learn about local community groups such as ours, and more!

Meeting reminders and other dates for your calendar!

In chronological order, here are some important dates for you and your Blockwatch groups!  We’ll post additional details about some of these as the dates draw closer.

  • 2/21 (3rd Tuesdays, tomorrow):  WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL (WSCPC) Community Safety meeting, 7 – 8:30 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Featured guests:  New Precinct Liaison Asst. City Attorney, Melissa Chin, will be introduced. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Jill Otake, will talk about the Violent Crime Task Force.
  • 2/28 (4th Tuesdays):  West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) 6:30 – 8 PM, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street. Agenda includes detective review and discussion of actual 9-1-1 logs and calls that resulted in successful arrests.
  • 8/7:  Seattle Night Out (annually, each first Tuesday in August).

Hope to see you at Gathering of Neighbors!

The event runs from 11 AM until 4 PM (Saturday, 11/6) at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle Street). Admission is free. Gathering of Neighbors is a great opportunity to attend interesting workshops; learn about West Seattle community groups & businesses; & hear a keynote by former mayor, Norm Rice.

Stop by our booth to meet us or say hi & to learn more about the WS Blockwatch Captains’ Network!