New SPD Community Safety newsletter has arrived!

Shown and linked below is a new Community Safety newsletter that we received today from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Note that in addition to the newsletter, Mark sent out a separate notification about four sex offenders who are currently living within the Southwest Precinct. You’ll find that here: Sex offender notification – 021216.

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, February 2016

Highlights from our September meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentGreat meeting yesterday! Many thanks to those of you who participated, especially our presenters. 

SW Precinct Operations Lieutenant, Ron Smith provided detailed information on recent crime statistics – some excellent news about drastic drops in car prowls and burglaries. He also updated us about staffing of the Community Police Team, which at the moment is down to two, Officer Jon Flores and Officer Kevin McDaniel. Officer Jon Kiehn and Officer Erin Nicholson, who have both been so helpful to our group, are now working elsewhere in the department. 

Jennifer Burbridge gave an update on findings from the focus groups she conducted about the Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP’s). Kristin Tinsley gave a presentation about the new AlertSeattle emergency notification system.

The West Seattle Blog has published coverage of our meeting with additional details.

Our next meeting will be on the 4th Tuesday of October – October 27th – 6:30 to 8 PM. We’ll post more details as that date approaches!

Other Announcements

October 5th is the deadline to apply for the Small and Simple” Neighborhood Matching Fund grants (the mid-level grants). Small Sparks grants (the smallest grants) can be applied for at any time. You can find more info on the Department of Neighborhoods NMF website.

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards & Resilient Communities (UW lecture series): This free series will run on five consecutive Tuesday evenings starting October 13th. See our post on West Seattle Be Prepared for details.

Preparing for the Big One, new class offering from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, November 4th, 5:30 – 7 PM, at SW Branch Library. They also have listed a free Earthquake Home Retrofit class on October 11th, but it’s currently showing as full. FYI, their classes are free, but most require pre-registration. You can find more details and the Seattle OEM’s full schedule of classes here.

Some photos from Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic!

Great to see so many of you at Delridge Day and the SW Precinct Picnic last weekend! Thought we’d share a few photos from the event.

Photo of Mark Solomon

Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon

Photo of Officer Kevin McDaniel with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

Officer Kevin McDaniel from the SW Community Police Team with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

Photo of Captain Pierre Davis, Deb Greer and Karen Berge

SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis with Deb Greer and Karen Berge

You can also find additional photos and coverage of the event on the West Seattle Blog.

Need tips for hot weather? New community safety newsletter has some!

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator sent out a new newsletter today.

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in .pdf format, so you can print and share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, June 2015

New SPD Community Safety newsletter has arrived!

We received a new newsletter this week from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator – it includes additional info about some of the scams taking place in the Seattle area.

image of page 1 of the SPD April 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

image of page 2 of the SPD April 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, April 2015

Bike Patrol and Cypercrime presentation highlights

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur meeting last Tuesday focused on two topics that we hadn’t explored in detail before. We learned about the expanded Bike Patrol from SPD Sgt. Jim Britt; he explained the advantages and effectiveness of having officers on bikes. Community Police Team (CPT) Officer, Jon Kiehn spoke about various types of Cybercrime and precautions that people can take to deter or prevent it.

The West Seattle Blog has posted meeting coverage here.

As well, we took a few photos from the meeting and are including them below.

photo of Sgt. Jim Britt during the Bike Patrol presentation at West Seattle Block Watch Captains' meeting

Sgt. Jim Britt, who oversees the SPD Bike Patrol, with one of the patrol bikes and gear

 

Close-up photo of the SPD bike and gear

SPD Bike Patrol bike and gear

photo of Officer Jon Kiehn

Community Police Team (CPT) Officer Jon Kiehn talks Cybercrime

As always, many thanks to the presenters and to all of you who attended!

Our next West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th (we meet on 4th Tuesdays, most months), 6:30 – 8 PM. Will post the agenda as soon as it’s finalized.

New SPD newsletter has useful info and updates!

Our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon emailed us his new newsletter today – quite useful and timely – it includes info about scams and property crime (the subject of one of our recent meetings).

image of page 1 of the SPD March 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, March 2015.

Added 3/29/15: Updating to include the Household Inventory List that is mentioned in the newsletter. Also, don’t forget that the SW Precinct has engraving kits that you can borrow!