Follow-up from our monthly meeting

Thanks to those of you who joined us for our meeting last Tuesday!

Guest speakers, deputies Josh Sweeney and Dan Malloy from the KCSO Air Support Unit, gave an interesting and entertaining presentation.

We also appreciated the informative update from Captain Pierre Davis, Commander of the SW Precinct, and the opportunity to ask him questions.

West Seattle Blog has published coverage of the meeting here.

Hope to see you next month — on the 4th Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 PM!

 

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Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur special guest will be Sgt. Jason Stanley and one of the night shift pilots of the Guardian One helicopter! 

Guardian One is a familiar sight over West Seattle, helping Seattle Police from the air to apprehend suspects. The team from the Air Support Unit of the King County Sheriff’s Office will share with us in detail what they do, how the tools and technology work, and what they see from the air. We’ll also hear about some of the searches that they’ve worked on with Seattle Police.

Bring your questions and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Guardian One. Should be a very interesting evening!

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 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, and to socialize/network with each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45          Announcements, introductions.

6:45-7:00          Brief update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00          Air Support Unit of the King County Sheriff’s Office and Guardian One.

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)

[Update 4/29/19] West Seattle Blog has posted coverage of the meeting.

Join us on February 26th at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting!

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Our guest speaker will be Seattle Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who holds one of two citywide at-large positions!

First, she will address the issue of homelessness — which is an issue of major concern that came out of our discussion at last month’s meeting (and a subsequent conversation that we had with her).

Come hear about what we can expect to happen from the city and police when we report concerns and issues regarding those living unsheltered in our neighborhoods. Time-permitting, this is also your opportunity to raise other issues that are affecting your local neighborhoods and Block Watch groups. Don’t miss this chance to talk with her in a friendly and respectful environment.

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, 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, and to socialize/network with each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45           Announcements, introductions.

6:45-7:00           Brief update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:00-8:00           CM Teresa Mosqueda.

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)

[Added 3/2/19] West Seattle Blog has published coverage of the meeting here.

Join us on January 22nd for our first meeting of the year!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWe have a full agenda this month with a focus on timely topics!

Our main presentation topic is 9-1-1, something most of us take for granted until something goes wrong…

Our guest speaker will be Kayreen Lum, the E-911 Outreach and Training Specialist for King County. She will talk about the recent 9-1-1 outage, what caused it, and what to do if it happens again. She’ll also explain when and how to use the relatively new option, to send text messages to 9-1-1 (which is now available in Seattle and King County).

We’ll begin the meeting with a few announcements; introductions; and an update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent and current crime/safety issues.

As we go round-the-room during introductions this month, please let us know (very briefly) your top Block Watch-related priorities or concerns that we might leverage for upcoming meeting topics this year. We are also gathering concerns that we can provide to our City Council member-at-large, Teresa Mosqueda. She’s asked us about the priorities and issues of most concern to our organization. Time-permitting, we’ll have a few minutes to touch on these during the meeting. If not, please send us your input via email, post a comment on our Facebook group page, or bring us a printout that we can take along.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Jan 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, and to socialize/network with each other while we set up!

6:30-6:45           Announcements, introductions; What are your top BW concerns?

6:45-7:10           Update from SW Precinct leadership.

7:10-8:00            9-1-1. Kayreen Lum, E-911 Outreach and Training Specialist for King Co.

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 Tuesday, October 23rd for our final meeting of the year!

We have two featured topics this month:

  • Package theft prevention
  • Resources available to us from the Seattle Department of NeighborhoodsWSBWCN-giant-logocurrent

During the holiday season, package thieves up their game to a higher level. We will discuss some techniques and available services that you can utilize to thwart package thefts and seasonal crimes of opportunity. Bring your ideas to share!

In addition, Laura Jenkins, Community Engagement Coordinator will talk to us about the various resources available from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. These include Neighborhood Matching Fund grants and the Community Resource Hub!

As this last meeting of the year gets underway, we’ll begin with introductions; a few announcements; and an in-depth update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis about recent crime and safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)
Tuesday, October 23rd, 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.

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

7:00-7:20             Package Theft prevention discussion – bring solutions and ideas!

7:20-8:00            Laura Jenkins, Community Engagement Coordinator from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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 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)

Our monthly meetings resume on Tuesday, September 25th! Join us!

Our featured topic this month is Mental Health First Aid. We hope you can be there! WSBWCN-giant-logocurrent

Most of us are familiar with or have attended First Aid classes to learn CPR, how to respond to someone experiencing a heart attack or identify signs of a stroke. As well, many of us are aware of the newer First Aid courses offered locally such as Stop the Bleed, and Disaster Response First Aid.

But, did you know that there is also a worldwide movement to train the public in Mental Health First Aid?

Our guest speaker will be Sue Wyder, King County Mental Health First Aid Coordinator and Valley Cities Mental Health Program Manager. Please join us to learn more about Mental Health First Aid and King County’s new free 8-hour certified course on this topic.

How can learning Mental Health First Aid help you help someone? Why is it important? Statistics suggest that you are more likely to encounter someone in emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. It’s especially important to recognize the signs that someone close to you — family, friends, co-workers, neighbors — may be in crisis, and to learn and understand Mental Health First Aid techniques so you can help them and others who may be in need.

As this first fall meeting gets underway, we’ll also have introductions; a few announcements; and an in-depth update from SW Precinct leadership, Captain Pierre Davis on recent crime and safety issues.

Here’s the detailed agenda.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)
Tuesday, September 25th, 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.

6:30-7:10              Introductions, announcements. Updates from SW Precinct.

7:10-8:00              Mental Health First Aid Presentation by Sue Wyder.

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 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)

Follow-up from our June 26th meeting!

As our “Summer Hiatus” begins, we want to take a moment to thank those of you who joined us for last night’s meeting!

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Our meeting guests included SW Precinct Commander Captain Pierre Davis (left), retiring Operations Lieutenant Ron Smith (center), and his replacement Lieutenant Steve Strand (right).

Crime  Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner and  Precinct Liaison Attorney Joe Everett were also in attendance.

West Seattle Blog’s coverage of the meeting includes video of Lt. Ron Smith’s parting remarks, as well as other meeting highlights.

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Deb and Karen

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