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.


Reminder: Lisa Herbold will be our guest at tonight’s WSBWCN meeting!

Don’t miss our final meeting of the year tonight at 6:30 PM. We don’t usually post day-of reminders, but thought we’d make an exception since the agenda got a bit buried under announcements. You’ll find it here: WSBWCN October monthly meeting agenda.

Hope to see you there!

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28th, 10 AM – 2 PM!

The following announcement came to us via Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

The SW Precinct’s DEA Drug Take Back Day will be on October 28th from 10am until 2pm- at the SW Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

You can reach Jennifer at Jennifer.Burbridge@seattle.gov, or (206) 256-6820. As well, you can usually find her at our WSBWCN monthly meetings!

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


East Precinct


Halloween Safety Tips from the Seattle Police Department

We received the following note and attached newsletter from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Burbridge yesterday, (October 23rd).

In order for the West Seattle and South Park communities to enjoy this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the Seattle Police Department’s SW Precinct has compiled the following Halloween Safety Tips for children, adults and motorists.

As always, report suspicious behavior to the Seattle Police Department by calling 911 immediately!!

Please share this with your family, friends, neighbors and community groups.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

We’ve embedded it below as a graphic, as well as included her original .PDF version here: Halloween Safety Tips_ SW 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)

Join us on October 24th for our final monthly meeting of 2017!


A reminder that we’ll meet on Tuesday, October 24th, 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 still finalizing the agenda, so it’s not too late to suggest a topic! We’ll post it here as the date gets closer. As always, we’ll have updates from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Does it seem early to be wrapping up our meetings for the year? It’s because we meet on 4th Tuesdays. Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays typically fall too close to that day.

Hope to see you on the 24th!