Need materials for your Night Out events? Blockwatch Captains have you covered on July 31
Press release from the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains' Network
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 7/31) is a second opportunity to pick up Night Out materials for your neighborhoods (for those of you who missed the first opportunity at our June meeting).
We have materials for adults as well as materials for kids. The adult materials include information about crime prevention and emergency preparedness, and WSBWCN ‘No Soliciting’ signs (to make it more difficult for strangers to case your house). The bags for kids contain fun items: 9-1-1 stickers and coloring books.
We have some of the materials (including the personal safety brochure) in multiple languages, so you can customize the bags to include those as well.
Stop by the SW Precinct meeting room between 11 AM & 1 PM. The materials aren't collated/assembled yet…if you can help with that show up at 11 AM or thereabouts. If you just want to pick up preassembled materials and go, show up a little later than 11 or you’ll have to assemble/collate your own.
If you picked up materials in June – feel free to come back if you want “Respect” booklets from SPD; these are targeted toward older youth and cover many topics concerning laws.
First come, first served, until we run out.
For those of you who don't know, the address for the SW Precinct is 2300 SW Webster Street, Seattle 98106. It's located adjacent to the Home Depot store on Delridge.
Night Out information from City of Seattle
WHAT IS NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME?
NIGHT OUT IS A NATIONAL EVENT
“Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors.
NIGHT OUT IN SEATTLE
Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,200 neighborhoods participating in 2010. This type of community participation is what makes Seattle a great place to live.
The event is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games - whatever you want. The creativity we've seen of what neighborhoods come up with is amazing. Some gatherings are just a few households; others expand into large block parties.
This year the theme is "Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods." If you have a neighborhood that has seen a decrease in crime, it is a time to celebrate your achievements. If you have ongoing crime problems you are working on, it is a chance to renew your focus, start a Block Watch if you haven't already, and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.
Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.