Follow-up from our meeting on opioid use…

Thanks to all of you who attended and participated in our January monthly meeting!

We extend special thanks to our guest speakers from the Seattle Chapter of Not One More — President, Ed Petersen; Kim Chilcott; Addie Batchelder; Leigh Swanson, and Kelli Vogel — for their informative, thoughtful, and very moving presentation about opioid addiction and how it has impacted them.

 

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Ed Petersen (foreground) and other members of Not One More listen as Addie Batchelder speaks about the loss of her brother, Thad Batchelder

 

As well, SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis briefed us on crime trends and recent statistics for our area. Laura Jenkins, the new Community Engagement Coordinator from Department of Neighborhoods, introduced herself and talked briefly about grant opportunities and Neighbor Day activities.

West Seattle Blog has coverage of the meeting here.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 27th, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Will post the agenda as that date gets closer. We hope to see you then!

Updated 1/25/18, 8:30 PM: Here’s a link to one of the videos that Ed Peterson showed us during the meeting. Here’s another video that he sent that wasn’t shown. Both provide insights into this issue – please take a look!

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Has opioid use touched you? Do you recognize the signs?

WSBWCN-logoJoin us this Tuesday, January 23rd for our first meeting of 2018!

We’ve all heard that there is an opioid epidemic, but do we know enough about it to help bring about change?

We will have a panel of guests from the Seattle Chapter of Not One More to provide us with information and answer our questions. Each has a personal story of how this epidemic has touched them or a family member. Several members live in West Seattle.

How bad is this epidemic in our community?  Who is most likely to abuse opioids? Learn the signs of an opioid overdose, and what to do if you see it happen. Come hear about local resources that are available.

As always, we’ll also have an update from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

We meet from 6:30-8 PM in the community meeting room 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 with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:00              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00              Panel discussion with President, Ed Petersen and members of Not One More.

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.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

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

Our meetings resume on January 23rd!

Happy 2018! Hope your year has gotten off to a great start.

Our 4th Tuesday meetings resume this month after the (seemingly, too short) winter hiatus. We hope you can join us on January 23rd, from 6:30 to 8 PM, in the Community Meeting Room at the SW Police Precinct.

You can look forward to updates from SW Precinct leadership about what’s happened in our community recently, as well as discussion and presentation(s) on other topics.

We’ll post a more detailed agenda as the meeting date gets closer.

Highlights from our October meeting!

Thanks to all who participated in our monthly meeting last night! It was great to see so many new faces in the room, as well as familiar ones. Our agenda included updates from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis; as well as a discussion on crime and safety issues with Seattle City Councilmember, Lisa Herbold.

West Seattle Blog has coverage of Lisa Herbold’s segment of the meeting here. We’ll add their coverage of Captain Davis’ remarks when they are posted. [Added, 10/27: here.]

Following up, here are links to the announcements that we made about upcoming events.

  • This coming Saturday, October 28th, is Drug Take Back Day. Please let your Block Watch members know! It is an easy step we can all take to make our neighborhoods safer.
  • Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge has recently published Halloween Safety Tips that you can share with your friends and neighborhoods. At last night’s meeting, she reminded everyone to get in touch if they want to be added to her newsletter mailing list, or if they want to set up a new Block Watch group.
  • The 3rd annual Seattle Public Safety Survey is underway now through November 30th. Please participate so that West Seattle safety concerns are well-represented.

This was our final meeting of 2017. Our next West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30 to 8 PM, in the community meeting room at the SW Precinct. We hope you will join us then!

Yearly meeting schedule: We meet on 4th Tuesdays, eight times per year. We do not hold monthly meetings in November or December, as the 4th Tuesday falls too close to holidays. For those of you who like to plan ahead, we also take a Summer Hiatus during the months of July and August.

Questions? Comments? You can reach us via email, at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com. As well, you’ll find our group on Facebook at West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network and on Twitter at @wsblockwatchnet.

Take part in the 3rd citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey!

We received the following announcement last week.

Seattle University is administering the 3rd annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.

The survey is accessible at http://publicsafetysurvey.org/index.html  from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.

Susan Nembhard
Seattle University Research Analyst

Susan.nembhard@seattle.gov

East Precinct

 

Join us on October 24th – our guest speaker will be CM Lisa Herbold!

WSBWCN-logoAs we noted earlier, our final monthly meeting for this year will be this Tuesday, October 24th. We hope you can join us from 6:30-8 PM in our usual meeting room at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot).

We are excited to have Seattle City Councilmember, Lisa Herbold as our guest. She represents District 1, West Seattle and South Park. This is a great opportunity to hear her thoughts and concerns about crime and safety here, as well as ask her questions.

As always, we’ll also have an update from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, October 24th, 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 with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:00              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:00-8:00              District 1, Councilmember Lisa Herbold – Crime and safety 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 wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

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