Yesler Terrace group hosting meeting to help bridge gaps with police

A Yesler Terrace parent group is holding a meeting Saturday to help people better understand the city’s 911 system and to discuss crime with police.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at the Yesler Community Center. As with many meetings at Yesler Terrace, interpreters in Yesler Terrace’s many common languages will help with interpretation.

From PEER:

The PEER (Parent Empowerment for Education Results) is a parent group based in Yesler Terrace.  They are hosting a safety meeting to help bridge the gaps between community members and the police.  The hope is to increase awareness in two specific ways:  first, to educate community members from the Central District about the 911 system (how to remain anonymous, how to get an operator who speaks a particular language, etc.) and second, to help inform East Precinct officers about the increase in crime that has been observed in the community.  PEER is really looking for a strong turnout to help show East Precinct officers that there are significant safety concerns in the Central District.

The meeting will be attended by East Precinct officers including Deputy Chief Nick Metz, and there will also be interpreters for all major language groups.

Date: Saturday, January 28

Time: 2-4:30pm

Where:  Yesler Community Center

For more information, contact the PEER:

Chair: Darasavanh Kommavongsa – [email protected]

Co-Chair: Angela O’Brien – [email protected]

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