UPDATE: Mayor McGinn SW Precinct visit postponed due to Capitol Hill shooting
Because the Seattle Police Department will be holding a second media briefing on the officer-involved shooting that took place on Capitol Hill on Friday, the original Safe Communities update visit to the SW Precinct will be rescheduled.
Mayor Mike McGinn, Captain Joe Kessler and the Seattle Police Department will hold a press conference Friday afternoon at the Southwest Precinct to provide an update on public safety and Safe Communities, a public outreach effort under SPD 20/20: A Vision for the Future.
The Mayor made an appearance in September at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, to introduce the program and begin the process of collecting community input.
Safe Communities is a partnership between the Mayor's Office and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to implement the community outreach component of subset of SPD's 20/20 initiative (#19). It's modeled on the Youth and Families Initiative, which brought together more than 3,000 people in over 130 community meetings in 2010 and led to the enhanced Families and Education Levy and a refocusing of the way we use City resources to support youth and families in Seattle.