Block Watch Captains’ Network Monthly Meeting Tonight

The West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network has a great agenda for their March 22nd meeting tonight at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Southwest Police Precinct headquarters at 2300 SW Webster St.

Do you think of crime prevention in terms of deadbolts on doors and locks on windows? There are more far-reaching options, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

What is CPTED? It refers to a group of strategies intended to reduce the fear of crime and the opportunities to commit crimes such as breaking and entering, assault and vehicle theft. The principles of CPTED are used by police, landscape designers, architects, city planners and many others to make parks, properties and neighborhoods more crime-resistant.

Come learn about the principles of CPTED and how to apply them to your building or property or neighborhood. Community Police Team (CPT) Officer Jonathan Kiehn, who conducts CPTED training, will offer specific strategies to make your neighborhood less crime-friendly; he’ll share some success stories that have resulted from the implementation of CPTED principles.

After the presentation you will also have an opportunity to ask specific questions about your own home, business, local park or neighborhood. Bring a photo and get a mini-consult on what you can do to improve your safety! Kelly McKinney, from Seattle Neighborhood Group, and others who have implemented the CPTED principles, will also be on hand to answer your specific questions.

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