In light of the recent BJA report regarding to the Seattle Police Department, we have invited City Council Member Tim Burgess, who will speak about his recently published policy essay entitled “A New Philosophy of Policing”. Recently chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, Tim was able to identify Best Practices in crime prevention and policing strategies. The entire essay can be found within Tim’s website- http://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/ – in the current issues column.
Our new Precinct Liaison Attorney, Matt York, will also be present and give a brief introduction of what he will be focusing on to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our community.
In other news:
OPARB COMMUNITY MEETING!
Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Campion Ballroom, Seattle University
From OPARB, “Please join us for an open discussion about whether a community collaborative process can help ease tensions between the Seattle Police Department and Seattle’s varied communities, particularly communities of color. Set against the backdrop of the recent Department of Justice findings, experienced facilitator, Jay Rothman, will present a report and recommendations about ways to empower the community, open constructive lines of communication and implement a concrete plan using such a process in Seattle.”
You may already know about the recent attempted car-jacking incident in the Madrona neighborhood. Please see CDN news: http://www.centraldistrictnews.com/2012/01/30/attempted-carjacking-at-32nd-and-cherry
It is important to know what to do if this ever happens to you. Please see the attached document from Fran Tello, our East Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator.
The monthly EastPAc meeting is open to all- I hope to see everyone on February 23rd!
Be Safe, and enjoy our early spring weather!
Stephanie Tschida, Chair
East Precinct Advisory Council (EastPAC)