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North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for June 2018

This month we had two guest speakers. First up was City Council Person Mike O’Brien, representing the north end’s District 6. He discussed two programs: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) that is being expanded from its pilot neighborhoods, hopefully soon into the North Precinct, and the Community Service Officer program that is ramping up to […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for May 2018

This month the guest speaker at NPAC was Sgt Richard Welch, head of the North Precinct’s Burglary/Theft Investigation Team. All the minutes are here, but I want to emphasize what Sgt Welch told us about how the unit works. I think it will explain why many who make burglary reports are so frustrated and think […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for April 2018

This month’s guest speaker canceled unexpectedly.

The North Precinct picnic will be Saturday, August 18. Mark your calendars!

The National Night Out block parties for public safety will be Tuesday, August 7. Mark your calendars for this one, too! You can apply for a Small Sparks grant to pay for part of your event, usually […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for March 2018

This month’s guest speaker was SPD Chief Carmen Best, who’s interim chief until a new one is hired. She’s been with the force for 26 years. She laid out her priorities:

– Reduce crime and disorder – Excellent service, doing work the community expects and wants – Work with honor and professionalism, and to feel […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for February 2018

This month’s guest speaker was our North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, Mary Amberg. She’s the go-to person to help you set up a block watch, to do a security assessment of your residence, to talk to if you are unhappy with the way your 911 call went, etc. She gave many good tips for helping […]

Minutes for North Precinct Advisory Council – January 2018

This month’s guest speaker was Student Officer Jessica Chandler who just finished her training at Washington’s police academy. Last year she was the SPD Micro Community Policing Plan intern, and she enjoyed working with the community and the officers so much that she applied to the department. Read about the process of applying and training […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for December 2017

This month there was no guest speaker. Instead, we had a social and poster session where we could write down crime problems, public safety concerns, etc. for our neighborhoods. We’ll distribute the compiled lists in January. Doing it by neighborhood was suggested by the SPD Community Police Team. They are interested in using this information […]

North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes for November 2017

This month’s guests told us about the SPD body-worn video program that is being rolled out. An informational flyer is here. And here is a FAQ sheet.

The minutes are here. Read them for news from the North Precinct, including crime statistics.

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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 […]