Current Scams

Our SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator handed out the AARP Current Scams list and asked us to share it. Read it here.

One that was new to me is the silent call. You say hello but there’s no one on the other end. An automated computer system makes these calls to build a list of […]

Holiday Safety Tips from Seattle Police Department

As we enter the Holiday Season, SPD once again wants to provide you with recommendations to reduce your risk of being a crime victim this time of year. They hope you find the information useful and encourage you to share this with your neighbors.

Car Prowl Prevention

When you exit or enter your parked vehicle, […]

Crime and Safety Meeting August 31

Want to learn about personal safety, Safe Routes to School, the Find It Fix It app, meet our new SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Mary Amberg (looks like the new title is Outreach Coordinator) and more? Attend the next Lake City Community Conversation.

Wednesday, August 31st from 6-7:30 PM at the Lake City Community Center.


SPD Crime Prevention Bulletin: Door Security

At the April North Precinct Advisory Counsel meeting, our Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mary Amberg, handed out this flyer on Home Security: Door Security:

The most common way used to force entry through a door with a wooden jamb is to kick it open. When a door is kicked in, the frame usually splinters and gives […]

Seattle’s Block Watch Program

Our new North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator is ready to start meeting with us! Mary Amberg can help start block watches, come talk about crime prevention at meetings, and do home security assessments. Her contact info is at the bottom. Here’s a flyer she handed out at the NPAC meeting:

Block Watch is a […]

Door-to-Door Sellers

Here is some info and safety tips about door-to-door sellers from the Seattle Police Department (via Community Police Team Sgt. Newsom’s handout at the North Precinct Advisory Council):

This is the peak time of year for door-to-door sales, including those using traveling sales crews. There are many legitimate companies in this industry with professionally trained […]

Safety Tips

Our former Crime Prevention Coordinator Terrie Johnston works in the West and East Precincts. Below are some tips from her for this season. (By the way, our new North Precinct CPC will soon be up and running.)

It’s the time of year when our calendars can become crazy with parties; shopping; travel; cultural events; […]

Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

Here are some tips from Seattle Police Department for crime prevention during the holiday season:

When parking your vehicle to go shopping, remember where you parked it! Always park in a well lit and well traveled area. Do not park in a remote dark area. When you return to your vehicle, scan the interior of […]

Laptop Theft Prevention

Here are some tips from the Seattle Police Department for securing your laptop from theft:

Don’t Leave Laptops in Plain Sight. Often, our laptops sit on a table near a window and in clear view. When not in use, store the laptop away, out of plain view from the home exterior. If you are out […]

Uptick in Parking Garage Crime

SPD says this summer there is an uptick in secured parking garage crime. Here are some tips from them: