New Community Safety information from SPD and SDOT

We are passing along the following notes and attached .PDF files from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge. We received this first one last Friday, September 1st.

Hello all,

Attached is the SW Precinct’s September community newsletter (in word and PDF forms), focused on traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety – especially how it related to children going back to school. I have also attached an informational handout from the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Please feel free to distribute this information to your family, friends, neighbors, community groups and co-workers!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
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We’ve embedded them below in .JPG format, as well as included her original .PDF versions: September 2017 Newsletter_ SW Precinct¬†and¬†Pedestrian.Bicycle Safety Flyer_SDOT.

Community Safety Newsletter – September 2017 – page 1 of 2

Community Safety Newsletter – September 2017 – page 2 of 2

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety flyer from SDOT


The following note and attached information arrived from Jennifer in mid-August while we were on summer hiatus.

Good morning!

With summer still in full swing, the SW Precinct wanted to remind our community members of some important burglary prevention tips!

Attached is a burglary crime prevention bulletin and below are some important points to think about. Also, please remember if you are interested in a free safety/security assessment of your home and/or business – please contact me, your SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator at or (206) 256-6820.

Here is the information in .PDF format: Burglary prevention email newsletter and Burglary Crime Prevention Bulletin.

Hope you find this information helpful!


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 <>
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 ‚Äď 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




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

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.



Puao Savusa, Research Analyst

Seattle Police Department, Southwest Precinct

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th to talk crime prevention!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentJennifer Burbridge, our new Crime Prevention Coordinator, but a familiar face to many, will be our guest!

Last month, we learned that Jennifer Burbridge is stepping into a new role. She’ll be taking over crime prevention in the SW Precinct from Mark Solomon. Mark has been covering crime prevention for BOTH¬†the SW and the South precincts. Fortunately, he’ll still be nearby working¬†on crime prevention in¬†the South Precinct.

Come¬†meet and hear from Jennifer. She will outline¬†her new responsibilities and talk about what her focus will be. We’re curious to hear how she plans to interact with the neighborhoods and with our organization of Block Watch Captains.

Please bring your questions, thoughts and ideas for our new SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator!

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, April 25th, 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              Jennifer Burbridge, Crime Prevention discussion.

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

We hope you can join us!

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

Added, 4/27/17:¬† Here’s the¬†coverage and follow-up from this meeting!

Follow-up from our March meeting

Many thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our monthly meeting on Tuesday evening!

We especially appreciated the update and insights about recent crime in our area from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis. As well, Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon gave an informative presentation about 9-1-1 that addressed some of the confusion that many in our community have.

West Seattle Blog has since posted coverage of our meeting, as well as this related story about Jennifer Burbridge who will be our new Crime Prevention Coordinator in this precinct.

Note that our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30 Р8 PM, in the Community Meeting Room at the SW Precinct. Hope to see you there!