We enjoyed Delridge Day 2014 and the SW Precinct Picnic!

Thanks to those of you who dropped by our booth yesterday – it was fun to see friends and meet new people in the community! We especially enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the new Seattle Police Chief, Kathleen O’Toole.

We also enjoyed talking with SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske, as well as several others from the SW Precinct. As we noted earlier, the SW Precinct Picnic is an informal setting in which community members can meet and learn more about the police department. It was interesting to see the Seattle Police Department special units including the bomb squad (which had a robot dispensing lollipops) and the dive rescue unit. The horses from the mounted patrol unit were quite popular.

Here are photos and coverage of this event from the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald.

And, here’s a photo we took of our booth (during a bit of a lull). As you can see, it was a gorgeous day!

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Our West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network booth at SW Precinct Picnic & Delridge Day 2014

Missing something? Learn what happens to stolen property!

Join us this coming Tuesday, March 25th, for our monthly meeting!

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If you are the victim of a burglary, car prowl or a robbery, what happens to your stolen property? If you see your property in a Pawn Shop, what can you do?

Detective Everett Edwards from the Seattle Police Department’s Pawn Shop detail will be our guest this month.  He will educate us about what that unit does. There will also be lots of time for questions and answers. 

Join us to learn more about potential things you can do that might help you get your stuff back!

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 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, announcements, concerns, sharing ideas.

7:00-8:00        Detective Everett Edwards from the SPD Pawn Shop detail.  SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske, will also be our guest.

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 for a conversation with Seattle Police Captain, Steve Wilske!

Our monthly meeting is tomorrow, February 25th, 6:30 to 8 PM.

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New SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske, will be our special guest.

Don’t miss this opportunity for a low-key, sit-down chat with him!  This is our chance to get to know him, hear about his career highlights and insights from the different positions he has held in SPD, and to find out about his future priorities and any potential changes he has in mind for the SW Precinct.

This meeting is also an excellent opportunity to learn and discuss how Block Watch fits into those plans and have a conversation with Captain Wilske about what we are all about, what our priorities and concerns are, and what he can do to support us as Block Watch Captains.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 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, announcements, concerns, sharing ideas.

7:00-8:00        Conversation with SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske!

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!  

Farewell and best wishes to Seattle Police Captain, Steve Paulsen!

The West Seattle Blog reported yesterday that Seattle Police Captain, Steve Paulsen will be leaving the Southwest Precinct and is being reassigned to the South Precinct. We will certainly miss him! He has been such a wonderful resource to the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network and an enthusiastic supporter of our efforts.

Captain Paulsen’s replacement at the Southwest Precinct will be Captain Joe Kessler. Many of you may know him already, as he was Captain Paulsen’s predecessor.

We look forward to working with Captain Kessler and wish Captain Paulsen all the best!

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Deb Greer – Captain Steve Paulsen – Karen Berge at the SW Precinct Picnic 2012

 

 

Our WSBWCN meeting is tonight!

Hope to see you at the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network meeting this evening! The new SW Precinct Captain, Steve Paulsen is our guest.

The meeting is from 6:30 – 8 PM at the SW Police Precinct, (located at 2300 SW Webster Street – next to Home Depot). Feel free to arrive anytime after 6 PM if you want to meet the other block captains.

Agenda for WSBWCN meeting on Tuesday, 9/28

Deborah has just posted this update regarding our next meeting:

Meeting Details              

West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network Meeting
Tuesday, 9/28, 6:30-8:00 PM
SW Police Precinct, Community Meeting Room
(2300 SW Webster St) at Delridge/Webster, SE of Home Depot

Agenda

Update from WSBWCN leaders on activities, outreach and other issues.

Special Guest Speaker:  Our new SW Precinct Captain, Steve Paulsen!

Captain Steve Paulsen has accepted my invitation to introduce himself and speak to the Blockwatch Captains’ Network at our upcoming meeting.  He is going to give us his perspective on the value of Blockwatches in West Seattle and talk about his vision of how we can work together to build community and re-invigorate the Block Watch program. If all goes as planned, you will have the opportunity to let him know what issues you face in building your Blockwatch groups and your wish-list of things he could do to help.

I hope you will take the opportunity to show him how committed we are to revitalizing this program and let him know we appreciate his support!

The room is available ½ hour early, so feel free to arrive anytime after 6 PM to network or socialize. If we have time at the end of the meeting; we can also socialize, network or exchange ideas in smaller groups.

Hope to see you there!

Deborah Greer
On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network

Mark your calendars for our next meeting!

We’ve reserved the big meeting room at the SW Police Precinct for the evening of Tuesday, September 28th. The meeting will be from 6:30 until 8 PM. We’ll post agenda details a little later… 

FYI, the SW Police Precinct is located at 2300 SW Webster Street; this is just SE of the Home Depot store at Delridge & Webster.

You have a couple opportunities to check out the venue beforehand! You can get a tour  of the precinct if you come to “Picnic at the Precinct” this Saturday, August 21st, 1-4 PM. And, the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets there the week before our meeting, on September 21st.

Update, 9/25: the meeting agenda has now been posted; our new SW Precinct Captain, Steve Paulsen, will be our guest speaker! We hope to see you there!