Holiday Safety information from SPD

We received this new Public Safety newsletter from Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, today. Please take a moment to share with family, friends, and your neighbors — as well as with any of your visitors who come from outside of Seattle.

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Seattle Police Email Newsletter – November 30 2016 – page 1 of 2

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Seattle Police Email Newsletter – November 30 2016 – page 2 of 2

 

Here’s the Holiday Safety newsletter in a more printable .pdf format.

Follow-up from our October 25th meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentThanks to all of you who attended and participated in our meeting last evening! 

Presenters on our agenda included Captain Pierre Davis, Commander of the SW Precinct, who updated us on recent crimes. Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon, gave a presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Other guests included Jennifer Burbridge, who spoke about the Seattle Public Safety Survey (underway until November 30).  Jake Hellenkamp from Seattle Neighborhood Group introduced himself and talked about his upcoming project work in the 5400 block of Delridge.

The West Seattle Blog has posted coverage of our meeting.

Note that our next monthly meeting will be on will be Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. This was our final monthly meeting of 2016, as the 4th Tuesdays of November and December fall too close to holidays.

Join us on Tuesday, October 25th, for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWould you like to learn more about how you can make your home, vehicle or self less of a target to criminals?

Our special guest will be Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon! He’ll teach us more about CPTED — Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

Mark has worked with Block Watch groups in Seattle for many years; he’ll bring his many insights and great stories about safety and crime prevention! He will also field any questions you have about Block Watch-related issues.

Updated, 10/24:  We will have two additional guests at our meeting.

  • Jennifer Burbridge, the Research Assistant who is assigned to the SW Precinct, will talk briefly about the Seattle Public Safety Survey that is currently underway.
  • Jake Hellenkamp from Seattle Neighborhood Group will introduce himself and speak briefly about a crime prevention project in Delridge that his organization has just begun.

We hope you can join us next Tuesday, October 25th, (4th Tuesdays), 6:30 – 8 PM, at the SW Police Precinct!

The full meeting schedule is below.Note that this is our final monthly meeting of 2016, as the 4th Tuesdays of November and December fall too close to holidays.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 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; socialize and network while we set up!
6:30-7:00       Introductions, announcements. Updates from SW Precinct leadership.
7:00-8:00       Mark Solomon discusses CPTED and all things Block Watch!
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.

Hope to see you there!

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

Follow-up from our October meeting on Tuesday!

WSBWCN-logoThanks to those of you who attended and participated in our October meeting!

We especially appreciated the opportunity learn more about the recent arsons and ask questions of SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis.

Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon was also our guest. He provided useful advice about arson prevention, as well as timely information about deterring seasonal crimes. We’ll post his newly released newsletter  separately. [Added here.]

You can find highlights from the meeting, including video clips of Captain Davis’ remarks, on the West Seattle Blog and King5 News.

FYI, this was our last meeting of 2015. Our next meeting will be on January 26th (4th Tuesday). Hope to see you then!

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27th for our last meeting of 2015!

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It’s been an eventful few weeks since our September meeting.

SW Precinct Commander, Captain Pierre Davis will update us on the recent string of disturbing arson fires, and the shooting on October 24th that left one person dead and another with life-threatening injuries. Come ask questions and hear more about these cases, as well as other recent incidents in our community.

Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mark Solomon will also be our guest. He will focus on prevention and things you can do to make your property less of a target for arson or property theft. Come learn about things you and your neighbors can do to be vigilant.

Are you ready for the Holiday Season and the increased hours of darkness?  The criminals are, so you should be too!

Note that this will be our last meeting this year, as our regular meeting date falls too close to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We meet on most 4th Tuesdays, throughout the year, from 6:30 to 8 PM in the community meeting room at the SW Police Precinct.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015,  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, pick up informational materials, socialize and network with each other while we set up!

6:30-7:00              Introductions, announcements.

7:00-7:30              Captain Pierre Davis: Recent arsons, double-shooting, other incidents.

7:30-8:00              Mark Solomon: Safety and crime prevention.

8:00-8:30              Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome – you need not be a Block Watch captain to attend!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary.  You can email us at  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

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

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.

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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.

More about Night Out activities…

As we noted in our previous posting, you can apply for a Small Sparks grant of up to $1000 to help fund your neighborhood’s Night Out activities, but you need to begin the application process today (Friday, June 19th)! Following is the information we received about this from Mark Solomon, our Crime Prevention Coordinator.

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Dear Community Friends –

Tuesday August 4th, the City of Seattle will be celebrating the 31st Annual Night Out Against Crime.   Our registration link for Night Out 2015 is now active.  Please go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm

Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.  Neighbor participation in Night Out continues to grow every year.  In 2014, over 1,400 Night Out events were registered city-wide.  It’s fun, it’s free and it’s a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention.  Getting together with your neighbors, recommitting to watch out for each other, and reaffirming you will report suspicious activity to police are ways to show you care about your community.  You do not need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event.  However, if you would like to form a block watch, please indicate that on your registration (we have a check box for that).

Department of Neighborhoods Funding Available To Support Your Night Out Event

If your neighborhood plans to participate in the 31st Annual Night Out on August 4th, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1000 to help fund Night Out planning and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, bike parades, and neighborhood cleanups, to name a few.  The deadline for applications is Monday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m., but you must register first in our web-based application system by June 19 to apply.

For information on the application process, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm, or call 206-733-9916.  The Small Sparks Fund is open to applications year-round.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out 2015.

Regards,

Mark


Mark Solomon
Crime Prevention Coordinator
South & Southwest Precincts
Seattle Police Department

3001 S. Myrtle ST
Seattle, WA 98108

Phone: 206-386-9766
mark.solomon@seattle.gov