West Seattle Block Watch Captains Start Web Sites

The West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network is a new group organized this year. They would like to network all West Seattle Block Captains into one large group. They are encouraging the formation of more Block Watch groups on unorganized blocks.

They have established a Block Captains web site on Facebook to encourage Block Captains to share their vast knowledge with each other to help make the West Seattle Community safer (must be member of Facebook to see this page).

The group has also established a WordPress blog site at wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com which does not require registration.

At the last West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network meeting, Benjamin Kinlow, West Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, was encouraged to set up a Block Watch meeting at the Southwest Precinct once a month for the community at large. Benjamin will begin scheduling these meetings in August 2010.

West Seattle Crime Prevention Council

Another great resource is the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council that meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Southwest Precinct’s Community Room. For years this meeting has been a great community forum for the citizens of West Seattle and Police staff to meet, discuss problems and resolve them.

Benjamin Kinlow, Crime Prevention Coordinator, is proud of all the time, effort and the responsibility the residents and Neighborhood Groups are taking for coordinating the Crime Prevention activity for their Neighborhoods. They are actively recruiting hosts for Block Watch meetings and establishing a list of active Block Captains in their area.  Benjamin is willing to meet with each new group for their first Block Watch meeting.