Look for us on Saturday at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

As we mentioned earlier, we’ll be at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic this  Saturday, August 13th! These two great annual events are held in combination on the grounds of the Delridge Community Center from 11 AM – 3 PM.

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Come enjoy live music, free ice cream, yummy food, exciting demos at the Delridge Skatepark, and lots of activities for kids!

This is also a great opportunity to learn more about our local West Seattle community. Community groups and organizations (such as ours!) and West Seattle Be Prepared. Local businesses and vendors will be there.

The Seattle Police Department brings a safety focus to this event each year. You can meet the Community Police Team (CPT) officers and leaders from the SW Precinct, see some of their latest technology, ask questions, and talk with them informally about your concerns.

We hope to see you there – look for our booth, sporting the banner below! As usual, we’ll have informational materials galore!

Look for our West Seattle Block Watch Captains' Network banner!

Look for our West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network banner!

Some photos from Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

Great to see so many of you at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic last weekend! Thought we’d share a few photos from the event.

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Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon

Photo of Officer Kevin McDaniel with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

Officer Kevin McDaniel from the SW Community Police Team with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

Photo of Captain Pierre Davis, Deb Greer and Karen Berge

SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

You can also find additional photos and coverage of the event on the West Seattle Blog.

Catch us tomorrow at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

We always look forward to Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic! Tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th, will be the 3rd year that these two wonderful annual events will be held in combination on the grounds of the Delridge Community Center from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Come enjoy wonderful music, free ice cream, food, action at the Delridge Skatepark, and other activities – especially activities for kids!

This is also a great opportunity to learn more about our local West Seattle community. Community groups and organizations (such as ours!), businesses and vendors will be there to provide information, hand out materials and answer questions.

The Seattle Police Department brings a safety focus to this event. Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole is scheduled to be there again this year. Mark Solomon, the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Southwest Precinct, will also be there. If you haven’t yet started a Block Watch, he can help you get set up! You can also learn more about new crime-fighting technologies, and (hopefully) see the K-9 officers and/or the police horses. Last year, they had a robot handing out free lollipops!

We hope to see you there – look for our booth!

Look for our West Seattle Block Watch Captains' Network banner!

Look for our West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network banner!

We enjoyed Delridge Day 2014 and the SW Precinct Picnic!

Thanks to those of you who dropped by our booth yesterday – it was fun to see friends and meet new people in the community! We especially enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the new Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole.

We also enjoyed talking with SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske, as well as several others from the SW Precinct. As we noted earlier, the SW Precinct Picnic is an informal setting in which community members can meet and learn more about the police department. It was interesting to see the Seattle Police Department special units including the bomb squad (which had a robot dispensing lollipops) and the dive rescue unit. The horses from the mounted patrol unit were quite popular.

Here are photos and coverage of this event from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald.

And, here’s a photo we took of our booth (during a bit of a lull). As you can see, it was a gorgeous day!

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Our West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network booth at SW Precinct Picnic & Delridge Day 2014

Tomorrow is Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

This is the 2nd year for this combined event which is being held from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Delridge Community Center and in the adjacent park and Delridge Skatepark.

We hope you’ll stop by our booth!  We’ll be among the many community groups, organizations, businesses and vendors. Come enjoy wonderful music, food, and other activities!

The informational flyer for the Precinct Picnics is below. The new Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole will be there. Mark Solomon, the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the SW & S Precincts, will also be there. If you haven’t yet started a Block Watch, he can help you get set up!

Precinct Picnics 2014

Mark your calendars for Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

We received word this week that Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic are being held jointly again this year! This great combined event will be Saturday, August 9th from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Delridge Community Center and in the adjacent park and Delridge Skatepark. Come enjoy wonderful music, food, and other activities!

Look for us among the many exhibitors, vendors and community groups. This is our (West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network’s) last scheduled community outreach event for the summer, so stop by to learn more about our organization and/or pick up free printed materials.

We still have free 9-1-1 coloring books from King County for kids of varying ages! One version for kids who can read is bilingual (English and Spanish), the other for younger kids features “Emory, the emergency penguin”. We also have a wide assortment of safety-related informational materials from the Seattle Neighborhood Group and the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, many of them available in multiple languages.

Following is some additional information we received about the Seattle-area Precinct Picnics:

It’s summer and time for ‘Picnics in the Precincts’!

The picnics provide “great opportunities for people to be introduced to the department in a relaxed, non-law enforcement environment, meet their local police officers, enjoy free food, entertainment and raffle prizes, and get information on how to get involved in preventing crime in their community. We also are excited for everyone to meet our new Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole!” (For more information see attached flyer.)

2014 Precinct Picnics flyer

2014 Precinct Picnics flyer

Come see us tomorrow at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

We won’t be in two places at once…Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic are being held jointly this year, tomorrow (Saturday, August 17th) from 11 – 4 at the Delridge Community Center and in the adjacent park and Delridge Skatepark. We’ve participated in both Delridge Day and the Precinct Picnic for the past several years – should be a great combination!

We’ll be among the 75+ exhibitors, vendors and community groups particpating. You’ll also find wonderful music, entertainment, and food! Here’s the schedule. The SW Precinct (further south on Delridge, at 2300 SW Webster Street) will be offering precinct tours from 1 – 4 PM. In previous years, the Precinct Picnic has always been a great venue for kids in that it gives them an opportunity to talk to the officers, see cool robotics technology, etc.

This is our (West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network’s) last scheduled community outreach event for the year, so stop by to pick up free printed materials and/or learn more about our group. We have free coloring books for kids of varying ages; this includes the ‘brand new’ 9-1-1 coloring book from King County for very young kids featuring Emory the emergency penguin. We also have a wide assortment of new safety-related informational materials from the Seattle Neighborhood Group and the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, many of them available in multiple languages.

We hope to see you there!