Oops! Here’s our very tardy meeting agenda!

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What can I say? Mea culpa.

Our monthly meeting is TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM — we hope that you can join us…and that (most) 4th Tuesdays are penciled in on your calendar!

We’ll have an in-depth update from Captain Pierre Davis on issues and activity within the SW Precinct. Bring your questions for him.

As well, we’ll also have time for open discussion, as opposed to a presentation. This is our chance to discuss top-of-mind Block Watch-related issues, continue discussion on topics raised in earlier meetings, ask for advice on neighborhood-specific problems and share your advice and knowledge.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, 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 the room!
6:30-7:15              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:15-8:00              Open forum to discuss and share Block Watch-related issues.

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.

 

We hope you can join us!

Deb and Karen

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

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Would you recognize signs of human trafficking?

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If not, or if you’re concerned, please join us to learn more on Tuesday, April 24th, at our monthly meeting!

Yes, human trafficking does happen here. Though this topic has been in the news recently, many of the details and the scope of the problem might surprise you.

Our guest speaker will be Claudia Lawrence, Community Director of the organization Seattle Against Slavery. She will educate us on the extent of the human trafficking problem in the United States and in King County. You’ll learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking, especially the types of crimes happening in this area. By recognizing possible victims and reporting your tips, you can help law enforcement potentially save lives. She’ll also talk about local and national resources that you should know about.

Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking. Please come learn about what we as community members can do to help make things better!

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, April 24th, 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             Seattle Against Slavery, Community Director, Claudia Lawrence.

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)

Follow-up from our February meeting…

Thanks to all who participated in our meeting this week! Special thanks to Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Danner for her presentation about CPTED; and to SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis for his update on recent crime trends.

West Seattle Blog has coverage here. The slidedeck from Jennifer’s presentation is included there. It’s also available here in .pdf format: CPTED Presentation_WSBWCN Feb 2018.

Following the meeting, Jennifer also sent us the following crime prevention resources in .pdf format. Most of these are also available at our monthly meetings in printed format, but this is an easy way to share them with your neighborhoods.

Mail Package Theft Prevention Bulletin

Citywide Car Prowl Prevention Flyer

Car Prowl Prevention Bulletin

Burglary Prevention Bulletin

SWCPTBEATS Jan2018

SW Precinct Online Resources

SW Precinct Public Safety Numbers – February 2018

Our next monthly meeting will be on (4th) Tuesday, March 27th, from 6:30 to 8 PM. We hope you can join us then! We’ll post the agenda as that day draws closer.

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!

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)

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)

Happy summer! Don’t miss the final meeting before our Summer Hiatus!

Join us on Tuesday, June 27th to learn about the Community Service Officer (CSO) program, and give your feedback!

In the 2017-18 budget, City Council set aside funding to re-implement the Community Service Officer program in 2018. Our guest speaker will be Angela Socci from the Finance and Planning Section of the Seattle Police Department. She’ll talk about the plans for reinventing the CSO program. They are in the early stages of the program development process, so we have an opportunity to offer feedback. How would you like to see the new program take shape?

As well, we’ll have updates from Captain Pierre Davis about crimes and issues they are currently seeing in the SW Precinct. Jennifer Burbridge, our new Crime Prevention Coordinator, will also be there.  Update, 6/27: Jennifer is unable to be there this evening.

Need materials for Night Out? This is our final meeting before our notorious Summer Hiatus — as we do not meet in July or August — so don’t forget to pick up any informational materials that you’d like to give your neighbors at Night Out events. Usually, you can catch us to pick up materials at the local summer festivals. Unfortunately, we are currently “waitlisted” for space in the Community Tent at West Seattle SummerFest in July. Night Out is on Tuesday, August 1st this year and Delridge Day takes place later in the month.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, June 27th, 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!

6:30-7:15              Introductions, announcements. Update from SW Precinct.

7:15-8:00              Angela Socci: Reinventing the CSO program.

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)