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.

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Join us on Tuesday, February 27th to learn (more) about CPTED!

WSBWCN-logoCrime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment.  The strategies can apply to personal residences as well as parks, businesses, etc.

Our guest speaker will be SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer Danner. She has recently received her Professional CPTED Designation and will include the latest and greatest information on this subject in her presentation. Come learn some easy, innovative, and low-cost ideas that can be easily applied to your home environment to deter criminal behavior!

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, February 27th, 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 leadership.

7:00-8:00              CPTED presentation by Jennifer Danner.

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: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

We had a good turnout for our most recent West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting – many thanks to Officer Jon Kiehn for his informative CPTED presentation and to those of you who attended and participated!

A key takeaway from the meeting: there are several aspects to CPTED that work together to deter criminals. These include Natural Surveillance, Natural Territorial Reinforcement, Natural Access Control, and Maintenance.

As we mentioned, Officer Kiehn gave a similar presentation (slides are here) to our group in May 2011 that explains these concepts in more detail. He also conducted a CPTED property tour for our group; it was videotaped by the West Seattle Blog and is available to watch on YouTube (here’s a link).

You can also find both of these, along with any past/future presentations and materials, in the CPTED category on the menu in the right sidebar.

Great agenda for our WSBWCN meeting tonight!

Ever wonder how a burglar might view your home? The main focus of our meeting this evening is CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will share his insights about things you can do to make your home, workplace or neighborhood less appealing to criminals. Meeting details are here.

Learn (more) about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentJoin us this coming Tuesday, the 23rd, for our April meeting!

Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will give his very popular presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED,  pronounced “Sep-Ted”).

Learn how to reduce the chances that your home will be the target for burglaries. It’s an interesting and enlightening presentation (think “target hardening” and “hostile vegetation”).

Even if you saw Officer Kiehn’s presentation last year, you’ll come away with new ideas and insights about changes that you can make for little to no money to make your home and neighborhood a safer place to be. Feel free to send/bring photos if you have specific issues to ask him about!

This presentation was originally scheduled for last month’s meeting; however, SW Precinct Commander, Capt. Kessler was able to stay longer than we had anticipated. If you missed that meeting, here’s the recap.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, updates, concerns, sharing ideas.

7:00-8:00        Learn about CPTED with Officer Jon Kiehn!

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 or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!  

Join us this coming Tuesday, the 26th, for our March meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWe have a great line-up for our meeting this month!

  • Meet Police Captain Joe Kessler!
  • Introduction to the Victim’s Support Team (VST)
  • Learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

This month Southwest Precinct Captain Kessler will introduce himself to the Block Watch Captains.  He had planned to come in January but was called away by an emergency; we’re excited that he is able to come this month. He’ll be there at 6:30, don’t be late as he won’t be able to stay for the whole meeting.

Sarah Sorensen from the Victim Support Team will tell us about this volunteer opportunity and how to get involved if you are interested.

Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team will give his presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.  Learn how to reduce the chances that your home will be the target for burglaries. It’s an interesting and enlightening presentation (think “target hardening” and “hostile vegetation”).  You’ll come away with ideas and changes that you can make for little to no money to make your home and neighborhood a safer place to be. Feel free to send/bring photos if you have specific issues to ask him about!

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, March 26th 2013,  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, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room!

6:30-7:00        Introductions, updates, announcements.  Welcome Captain Joe Kessler, SW Precinct.  Victim Support Team overview,  Sarah Sorensen.

7:00-8:00        CPTED with Officer Jon Kiehn.

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 or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!  

WSBWCN meeting follow-up!

Great to see so many of you at our January meeting last night! It was nice to see so many new faces as well as familiar ones. Many thanks to our presenters, Officer Jon Kiehn and Detective Scotty Bach for all of their tips and insights about residental surveillance cameras!

We will follow up later with links to the media coverage from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald once posted, but meanwhile as promised here are links to our earlier postings about CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).

As Officer Kiehn and Detective Bach mentioned, surveillance cameras can best be used in conjunction with other aspects of CPTED (lighting, effective landscaping, securing your property and doing things to make it easier for your neighbors to know if something is suspicious or not).  The slide presentations and this vacant house CPTED tour by Officer Kiehn in 2011 provide some useful insights into how a criminal might view your neighborhood or your property.

SW Police Captain, Joe Kessler had planned to attend this meeting, but had to reschedule; he plans to stop by our February instead. Please feel free to send us topic suggestions and announcements for that meeting!

Update, 1/25/13:  Added links to very detailed coverage of the meeting from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald.

Neglected to mention earlier that our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30 to 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct (2300 SW Webster Street, next to Home Depot).