Seattle Public Safety Survey

posted Nov 4, 2015, 11:07 PM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 11:19 PM ]
Seattle University is administering the citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. Each neighborhood, including Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, has its own Micro Community Policing Plan which can be viewed at: 


The survey  will be a mixed method evaluation where both quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches will be used. The plans will be evaluated on their impact on the nature and extent of crime, resident perceptions of crime, police-community interactions, and the overall implementation of the Micro Community Policing Initiative.

The survey is accessible at publicsafetysurvey.com thru November 30th.  A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making our neighborhood safer and more secure.  

WHAT ARE THE MICRO COMMUNITY POLICING PLANS?

In Seattle, no two neighborhoods are alike, nor are their safety priorities and concerns about crime.  Recognizing this, the Micro Community Policing Plans are designed to put the department’s energy and resources into addressing the crimes that most concern each community in Seattle. 

Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) take a unique three-pronged approach to fighting crime in Seattle’s neighborhoods. 

  • Maintaining accurate and timely data that is relentlessly followed-up on. 
  • Working directly with the community to ensure that we are meeting their priorities.
  • Partnering with Seattle University to conduct independent review to refine our approach. 

The MCPP’s are living documents and use crime data as performance measures. As trends and patterns are identified, the relationships established to design the policing plans are reengaged to continually refine the approach.  In this way, collaboration between the community and their police department fosters trust and an ongoing partnership to manage crime and quality of life issues, together.page1image648

MICRO COMMUNITY POLICING SUMMARY
NEIGHBORHOOD NAME: PHINNEY RIDGE (Includes Phinney Ridge neighborhood)
DEPARTMENT LEAD:
RA Karmen Schuur - Lt. Greg Sackman
COMMUNITY PRIORITIES
  •   Burglaries
  •   Car Prowls
  •   Graffiti
  •   Speeding Vehicles
  •   Poor Lighting
    PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES
  1. Burglaries
    1. Provide updated Crime Analysis Data to all patrol officers and supervisors & display
      conspicuously in roll call room.
    2. Distribute information sheets on top offenders (warrant status) to patrol.
    3. Encourage evidence gathering at scenes and commendations to officers for AFIS hits.
    4. Burglary arrests – take suspect statements and contact follow-up units to assist.
    5. Community outreach by Crime Prevention Coordinator regarding commercial and home
      security measures.
    6. Outreach to Phinney Ridge Advisory Council to participate in NPAC
  2. Car Prowls
    1. Provide updated Crime Analysis Data to all patrol officers and supervisors & display
      conspicuously in roll call room.
    2. Distribute information sheets on top offenders (warrant status) to patrol.
    3. Encourage evidence gathering at scenes and commendations to officers for AFIS hits.
    4. Car prowl arrests – take suspect statements and contact follow-up units to assist.
    5. Outreach to community by Crime Prevention Coordinator regarding security measures.
  3. Graffiti
    1. Community outreach and education by CPT and Crime Prevention Coordinator regarding
      graffiti prevention, removal, and awareness of city services.
    2. Coordinate with Graffiti Detail Detective Young for known graffiti locations and status of cases.
    3. Link the Seattle Public Utilities webpage regarding Graffiti to Captain’s Log and NPAC
      website.
  4. Speeding Vehicles
    1. Community outreach by CPT and Crime Prevention Coordinator to educate about pedestrian
      and bicycle safety, and to identify problem locations for potential enforcement.
    2. CPT Officers to work with schools in their area of concern about pedestrian and bicycle safety.
    3. For roadways with speeding traffic issues, request the Traffic Section deploy units to work the
      area.
    4. Coordinate deployment of the speed warning sign in problem locations.
  5. Poor Lighting
  1. Community outreach by CPT and Crime Prevention Coordinator to identify and prioritize locations in need of improved lighting.
  2. Work with partners at City Light for possible lighting improvements at said locations.
  3. Outreach by Crime Prevention Coordinator to the community to encourage private lighting for
    safety measures.
     

http://publicsafetysurvey.com

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