Voice your concerns! Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey!

Tomorrow, October 15th, 2016, another Seattle Public Safety Survey gets underway!

Some of you may recall that a similar survey also took place last year at this time. This will be the second (perhaps, second annual?) one. We’ve included a link to the survey, as well as more details below.



Dear Community Members,

Please visit publicsafetysurvey.org to take part in the 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey.

The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback from those who live and/or work in Seattle to increase public safety and security in your neighborhood.

Through the survey results we will provide detailed reports on the safety concerns of each neighborhood to our partner, the Seattle Police Department, who will use that information to alter their community policing plans in your neighborhood to address the concerns of your community.

The survey is accessible from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please tell your friends, family, co-workers and community members about the Seattle Public Safety Survey and feel free to post the survey link 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.

Jennifer Burbridge, the Seattle University Graduate Research Assistant who has been working with the SW Precinct for the past year and a half on the Micro-Community Policing Plans; (and her counterparts, who are working with the other Seattle police precincts), are again conducting this survey.

Jennifer will be one of our guests at the next meeting of the West Seattle Block Captains’ Network on October 25th. Bring any questions you have for her about this new survey.

Jennifer noted that you can get in touch with her, before or after our meeting, if you would like to work with her to setup outreach and assist in the facilitation of the survey to your specific communities or organizations. You can reach her through the SW Police Precinct.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete the survey yourselves, as well as pass it along to those in your Block Watch groups.

The Seattle Public Safety Survey is open for participation from tomorrow, October 15th through November 30th.

Follow-up from our September 27th meeting!

Thanks to those of you who attended and participated in our September meeting about high-impact, repeat offenders! If you missed it, or would like a recap, West Seattle Blog has posted their coverage here.

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  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

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  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com.

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 – http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/.

Printable invitations and street closure signs can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/materials.htm

We hope to see you at your Night Out Event!