North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for October 2017


The guest speaker at NPAC was Assistant Chief Steve Wilske, SPD Patrol Operations Bureau. He talked about SPD staffing, patrol priorities (officer safety, crime reduction, compliance with the DOJ settlement agreement.

The North Precinct Commander updated us on crime statistics.

The annual sock drive has begun. If you’d like to donate new socks, hats, […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for Sept 2017

NPAC has a new meeting place – Lakeside School. The guest speaker this month was Detective Chris Brownlee, SPD’s Nightlife Coordinator. His role is to help nightlife businesses (bars, restaurants, etc.) provide a safe environment for nightlife activities. He helps train security staff on how to resolve problems, and to understand the rules and […]

2017 SPD North Precinct Picnic

Come out for music, free food, raffle prizes, and to meet SPD officers and special units, such as K9 and bomb squad. This year the picnic is back at the precinct building. It’s July 8 from 1 – 4 pm at 10049 College Way N, near North Seattle College.


North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – June 2017

This month we learned about the plans for re-funding SPD’s Community Service Officer program. The program ran from 1971 to 2004, then was de-funded due to city budget cuts. CSOs are civilian, unarmed, uniformed SPD staff trained to respond to low-level calls, such as minor property crimes, landlord-tenant disputes, runaway kids, emergency services and nuisance […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for May 2017

This month’s guest speaker was Scott Lindsay, Public Safety Advisor to Mayor Murray, who talked about Seattle’s Navigation Team. The Nav Team was started this year as one response to the homelessness crisis. The team is comprised of SPD officers and social workers. They go to unauthorized encampments to offer services and encourage folks […]

SPD Micro Community Policing Plans Report

SPD tunes its policing plan by precinct and neighborhood because it knows no two neighborhoods in Seattle are the same. The Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) were designed to address the needs of each community. The plans take a three prong approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – April 2017

This month the guest speakers were the three City Council Members who represent neighborhoods in the North Precinct – Rob Johnson, District 4, Debora Juarez, District 5 (Pinehurst is in D5), and Mike O’Brien, District 6.

They are all in favor of replacing the overcrowded and old precinct building, but are looking for ways to […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for March 2017

This month’s speaker was Sgt. Daniel Nelson from Seattle Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). It’s a team of 4 officers who follow up on incidents involving people in crisis, such as suicide attempts, mental health issues, some domestic violence, etc. There are thousands of these 911 calls a year, so the team can’t […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for February 2017

This month over 80 people attended! The guest speakers were on the Seattle and King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force. They told us their findings and recommendations. You may have heard that one recommendation is to open a couple safe injection sites where adults can use heroin with supervision. You can read […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for January 2017

This month’s guest speaker was the SPD North Precinct’s head of the Community Police Team, Sgt. Dianne Newsom. She explained how these officers handle long-term, often chronic problems specific to neighborhoods. Each officer has an area. Pinehurst is served by Bryan Kennedy, 206-233-3734, CPT officers work on problems called in by residents, so […]