Blockwatch Captains to discuss crime prevention through environmental design on April 24

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? Pronounced “sep-ted”, 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, 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.

This is an updated presentation from a year ago; if you missed it, don’t miss it again. If you saw it, come for a refresher and some new information.
SAVE THE DATE: Blockwatch Captains Appreciation Party IS June 22: There’ll be food, live music, dancing or just listening, prizes, gifts and a few dignitaries on hand to personally thank you! Registration will be online soon. If you’re a Blockwatch Captain or Co-captain in the SW Precinct you are invited to reserve your spot!

Meeting details & agenda
Tuesday, April 24, 2011, 6:30-8 PM
SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30 - Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with other Captains while we set the room up!
6:30-7:00 - Introductions, updates, announcements, neighborhood concerns, issues.
7:00-8:00 - Featured topic/speaker: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), CPT Officer, Jonathan Kiehn
8:00-8:30 - Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t a Blockwatch Captain, yet)! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.

On behalf of the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)
Phone: 206-424-0040
Monthly Meeting: 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, SW Police Precinct meeting room, 2300 SW Webster Street (no meetings in July, August, November & December)