Our Mission is to ensure the city is meeting our goal of reducing crime and creating the safest possible neighborhoods by deeply engaging with the community.
•What is your top concern about crime and public safety in your community?
This goal can only be accomplished with the support and partnership of the City, a broad base of residents and our police officers. This initiative, therefore, is being launched in partnership with the Police Department and builds upon their already existing Community Outreach Initiative (#19 of the 20/20 Plan). This outreach mission is designed to increase and bolster SPD’s goal of providing a sustainable system of outreach to the community—reaching beyond individuals that traditionally engage with the police department—that will also promote equity and strengthen accountability and responsibility. This will be an opportunity for neighborhood residents to meet with each other and members of their precinct police department and other City Departments to focus together on concerns in their neighborhoods.
•What can be done together to create a safer community?
November 2012 - January 2013
Facilitated community meetings at each of the five city precincts.
Hold 5-15 small group conversations per precinct using existing neighborhood or affinity groups.
Convene delegates at the precinct level.
September - November 2012
•3-5 priorities/concerns identified. •Attendees will be asked to self-select if they want to continue the process as a precinct delegate or alternate in Phase III.
Precinct Conversation Dates SOUTHWEST PRECINCT | Sept 27th, 7-9 PM Youngstown Cultural Center NORTH PRECINCT | Oct 10th, 7-9 PM North Seattle Community College Room CC1161
Topics of Conversation for Phases I-II
•Data Analysis of top priorities from these conversations prepared before Phase III precinct-summits. •Policy level review of top 3-5 priorities. •Attendees will be asked from Phase II if they want to continue in the process as a precinct delegate or alternate for Phase III.
•What is going well with the relationship between your community and SPD? •What needs to improve? •What steps can we take to keep you engaged in building and creating a safer community?
•Learn about best practices. •Hear about what actions have been taken thus far by the Police Department and the Mayor’s Office. •Focus on the information provided by the community and create a focused set of recommendations for action.
WEST PRECINCT | Oct 18th 7-9 PM Belltown Community Center SOUTH PRECINCT | Oct 29th, 7-9 PM South Shore K-8 School EAST PRECINCT | Nov 8th 7-9 PM Miller Community Center
Safe Communities is a city-wide initiative led by the Mayors Office and Seattle Police Department. More information about the Safe Communities project can be found at: www.seattle.gov/safe
PHASE IV May 2013
Report back to the community. •Report out prioritized concerns from Phases I-III to the community. •Report changes that are being implemented in the Police Department and other city departments. •Report out actions the Mayor’s Office has taken. •Identify next steps.
chart of safe communities program