Miss our meeting about mail theft? Here’s video!

Our February monthly meeting which focused on prevention of mail theft  and mail fraud proved to be informative as well as thought-provoking.

If you missed it, or want to share the information with others, you are in luck!  The West Seattle Blog recorded and posted our main presentation by Officer Jon Kiehn, and Postal Inspectors Matt Rintoul and Sumyra Duy here.

As well, we’ve posted Officer Kiehn’s earlier advice on this topic. He noted that CPTED (pronounced “Sep-Ted” — Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) is one of the ways that you can prevent mail theft;  if you aren’t familiar with it, you’ll find more information here.

Our next WSBWCN meeting is scheduled for March 26th, 6:30 – 8 PM; we’ll post the agenda as that date gets closer. If you have ideas for future meeting topics, please send them our way!


Our February monthly meeting is this Tuesday, the 26th!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentHad enough of mail theft?? Let’s get educated and tackle this subject head on! At
our meeting this month we will have the US Postal inspectors for our area, Inspector
Rintoul and Inspector Sumyra Duy, as well as Officer Jon Kiehn from the Community Police Team Frank sector on hand to help educate us on this subject. We’ll also get a first-hand perspective from a block watch group that has been personally hit hard and took steps to combat it.  Come learn and discuss what to do if it happens to you and how your block watch can help catch the perpetrators.

We will also have our new Community Police Team Officer Jon Flores, who has replaced Ken Mazzuca in the William sector, there to introduce himself and get acquainted with all of you.

And lastly, I’m wondering if people are interested in having a late summer party this year?  Perhaps a more informal get together than last year, maybe on the beach in Lincoln Park or someplace like that?  Maybe a potluck? I’ll be looking for ideas and also for people who might want to help plan. If we don’t have time to discuss this at the meeting, or if you can’t attend, please email wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com with your ideas or to let us know if you would like to be involved in setting up the event.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, February 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.  Come meet and welcome Officer Jon Flores!

7:00-8:00        Learn about and discuss mail theft and mail fraud.

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!