If you are a block watch captain living in the South Seattle, or interested in getting a block watch going for your area, your Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinators invite you to join us at one of the upcoming Neighborhood Safety Forums.

These forums are opportunities for captains of active block watch groups to interact and network with their fellow block watch captains. These forums are also opportunities for those block watch captains whose groups have been dormant to help get them rejuvenated. Further, we want to invite all who are interested in getting Block Watch going in their neighborhoods to join us and gather information and resources to positively impact their public safety in their community.

Meet and get to know each other; exchange contact information so you can look at working on collaborative public safety efforts in the future Discuss successes and challenges your groups have experienced; Share strategies about what has worked for your block in addressing crime and quality of life issues; Get updated information about crime trends and statistics Learn what new tools and resources are available from the Seattle Police Department and other agencies to enhance both safety and the quality of life of your neighborhood.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • Location: Dunlap Elementary School, 4525 S. Cloverdale ST, 98118 (please enter from S. Cloverdale ST. Parking is available in a lot just north of the building)


  • 6pm: Doors open for participants to Arrive
  • 6-6:30pm: Community networking; light snacks and refreshments available
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Welcoming/thanks and acknowledgement of Block Watch Captains
    Introductory remarks and Q &A with Precinct Captain
    Overview of SPD web tools available; Also, what do you want from the website?
  • 7:00-7:10pm: Brief overview of various agencies in attendance; what’s available for Block Captains to take back to their neighborhoods
  • 7:10-8pm: Attendees invited to further explore the resource tables. Participants also may bring forward neighborhood concerns that need to be addressed by the particular agencies,Participants continue to network with each other.
  • 8pm: Forum End

Several City and County agencies will have resource tables and staff available to respond to your specific questions and neighborhood needs

There will be giveaways for you to take back to your blocks

Light snacks and refreshments will be offered, provided by The Seattle Police Foundation

For questions, please contact:

Mark Solomon, SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator

Phone: 206.386.9766, Email: mark.solomon@seattle.gov