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).

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) slides from our May 24th meeting

Here are the slides about the CPTED principles that Officer Kiehn presented earlier in the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network monthly meeting before we toured & evaluated the property.

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide1

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide1

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide2

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide2

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide3

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide3

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide4

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide4

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide5

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide5

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide6

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide6

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide7

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide7

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide8

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide8

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide9

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide9

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide10

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide10

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide11

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide11

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide12

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide12

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide13

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide13

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide14

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide14

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide15

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide15

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide16

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide16

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide17

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide17

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide18

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide18

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide19

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide19

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide20

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide20

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide21

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide21

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide22

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide22

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide23

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide23

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide24

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide24

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide25

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide25

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide26

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide26

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide27

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide27

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide28

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide28

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide29

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide29

 

Officer Kiehn's CPTED presentation, Slide30
Officer Kiehn’s CPTED presentation, Slide30

Officer Jonathan Kiehn is a Community Police Team (CPT) officer at the SW Police Precinct. If you have questions about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) or his presentation to our group, you can reach him via this webpage

Here’s a link to coverage of his presentation, including video of the CPTED Field Trip.

If you missed the CPTED Field Trip, take a virtual tour!

The West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network meeting yesterday was packed with great information about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED); even for those who attended the previous CPTED presentation we had at our March monthly meeting. Officer Jon Kiehn gave an overview of the basic CPTED principles, then took us on a field trip where he conducted a CPTED evaluation of a real house. 

Fortunately, the West Seattle Blog covered the meeting & videotaped the field trip portion! We plan to post Officer Kiehn’s slide presentation shortly, so check back for that (now posted here).

Thanks to all of you who attended & participated! We extend special thanks to Officer Kiehn & also to the homeowners who allowed us to tour their property.

Updated, 5/25/11, 7:15 PM: Here’s coverage of our meeting from the West Seattle Herald.