Join us next Tuesday, 9/27, for our September meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur monthly meetings resume next week on September 27th (4th Tuesdays), 6:30 – 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct.

Our special guest will be Alex Voorhees from the King County Prosecutor’s office. Some of you may recall that she informally attended our meeting last April which featured a candid presentation by Detective Scotty Bach (as well as a guest appearance by a serial car prowler).

Serial burglars and auto thieves will be our big topics of discussion, as she primarily works with high impact burglars and auto theft defendants.  She’ll provide an overview of how their office deals with serial offenders — especially offenders involved in property offenses (burglary, auto theft and prowl and ID theft).

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30-8 PM
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 while we set up!
6:30-7:00       Introductions, announcements. Updates from SW Precinct.
7:00-8:00       Alexandra Voorhees on high impact burglars and auto theft defendants!
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 email us at

Hope to see you there!

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

Bulletins about burglaries and car prowls from Seattle Police

We received an email alert from Jennifer Burbridge at the SW Precinct this week with two crime prevention bulletins.  We are passing them along. Please do so as well!

Jennifer wrote:


Hello all,

Attached are two crime prevention bulletins – one for burglary and one for car prowl. Burglaries (both residential and non-residential) and car prowls continue to be significant crime issues throughout the city of Seattle and the SW Precinct is no exception.

We at the SW Precinct would like to provide you with these crime prevention bulletin to hopefully, not only help provide a better understanding of what these crimes are, but also provide you with some very important prevention techniques.

Please distribute and post these to your neighbors, families, friends and community groups.

Burglary Bulletin (.pdf format)

Car Prowl Bulletin (.pdf format)

Let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns!

Jennifer Burbridge

(206) 684-4138

Seattle University Graduate Research Analyst

Micro-Community Policing Plans

Seattle Police Department – SW Precinct


We’ve also included these files as graphics below.

Burglary Bulletin


Car Prowl bulletin 2016

Happy September! Our monthly meetings resume on Tuesday, 9/27!


Hope all of you have been enjoying our summer meeting hiatus! It was great to see some of you out and about at the community festivals. We also hope that you enjoyed wonderful Night Out events last month.

Our monthly meetings resume on September 27th (4th Tuesdays), 6:30 – 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct.

We’ll post the agenda as that date gets closer. If you have suggestions or ideas in that regard, please get in touch! You can email us at

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.

Delridge Day2016 poster


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!

Night Out is just one week away!

Night Out logo

Night Out 2016 is August 2nd!

We received the following note from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon this morning, and are passing it along:

Dear Community Friends –

We are one week away from National Night Out Against Crime.  Many of you have registered your events with us; we very much appreciate that, and the invitations you have extended to us to stop by your events.

If you haven’t yet registered your event, it’s not too late. Our registration link is active until 5pm, Monday, August 1st.  This event is always fun and a great way to reconnect with neighbors and meet new ones.

Use the following link to register your event; registration will allow you to block off your (non-arterial) street –

Printable invitations and street closure signs can be found at:

We hope to see you at your Night Out Event!


Upcoming summer events and activities!

We want to let you know about a few items on our summer calendar. Our annual “summer hiatus” takes place in July and August, but that doesn’t mean that our calendars are bare – only that we won’t have monthly meetings. We’ll still do outreach at community festivals, as well as get ready for and enjoy Night Out.  In chronological order:

SummerFest 2016, July 9th & 10th — Look for us in the Community Tent, where we’ll be sharing space on rotating shifts with other West Seattle community organizations. We’ll be there from 10 – 2 on Saturday and 11 – 2 on Sunday. You can stop by to learn more about our activities, as well as pick up informational materials and safety-related materials that you can give to your neighbors during Night Out. Do you have little kids? We have 9-1-1 coloring books and stickers for them! [Note that during the times that we aren’t in the Community Tent, you can find some of our materials at the West Seattle Timebank booth – located in the GreenLife area.]

Night Out, August 2nd — Just a reminder that this is one month from today!

Delridge Day / SW Precinct Picnic, August 13th — We’ll have an informational booth ) (including all of the cool stuff we mentioned above) at this fun, unique and informative festival. As well, officers from the SW Precinct will be on hand to answer questions, and demonstrate some of the cool new technology that is available to them. One year, they had a bomb-disarming robot handing out free ice cream to attendees!

Hear from Department of Neighborhoods today!

Join us today, Tuesday, June 28th for this month’s meeting!  We will have special guests  from the Department of Neighborhoods!

Kerry Wade, Neighborhood District Coordinator for Southwest and Delridge Districts, will cover (among other things) an upcoming Find-It Fix-It Walk in the Roxhill/Westwood Neighborhoods.  BW Captains are invited to help plan the route!

Her colleague and Neighborhood Matching Fund project manager, Allynn Ruth, will also be there to help us learn how to obtain Small Sparks grants for our Night Out events!

This will be our final meeting before our annual “summer hiatus” — so therefore a great opportunity to pick up any of our safety-related informational materials, 9-1-1 bags, coloring books and stickers, for your Night Out events!

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!
6:30-7:15             Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:15-7:45             Department of Neighborhoods: Kerry Wade and NMF project manager.

8:00-8:30           Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Hope to see you there!  Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

Updated, 7/1/16:  Adding West Seattle Blog’s coverage of the meeting, as well as the Guidelines for the Neighborhood Matching Fund grants. Thanks to all of you who attended it and participated!