FOLLOWUP: Seattle Police neighborhood plans, now made public

Over the past year or so, Seattle Police have been working with neighborhood groups to create specific local policing plans – and now, they’ve made the citywide plans public. Here are the six for West Seattle (with more to come):

Highland Park
North Delridge
Roxhill/Arbor Heights

(Former Southwest Precinct commander, now Assistant Chief, Steve Wilske, was a leader in initiating these, as cited by SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole in promoting him.)

Read more about the concept – and see the city’s other plans, if you’re interested – by going to this SPD webpage.

13 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Seattle Police neighborhood plans, now made public"

  • West Seattle Hipster April 21, 2015 (7:38 pm)

    Like the idea of speed bumps on Alki.

  • HC April 21, 2015 (8:41 pm)

    Roxhill, Arbor Heights, including Westwood, the bus layover, and the parks, etc. seems to be too big. Nothing in the plan about the regular mail thefts, home break-ins and car thefts in Arbor Heights?

  • KM April 21, 2015 (10:05 pm)

    TR, did I miss a map of these neighborhood plans? Not sure where we fall and wasn’t sure if there were any maps published. I didn’t see them on the individual docs.

    • WSB April 21, 2015 (11:12 pm)

      No, I don’t think maps are attached, it was basically in collaboration with neighborhood councils – as then-Capt. Wilske put it at one meeting, there had to be a neighborhood point person, and that’s where to find them. And of course that rolls back up to the long-standing discussion of neighborhood boundaries. The city has non-official maps but they don’t use the same neighborhood names in some cases that the neighborhoods themselves are known by … Some areas of WS don’t even have a neighborhood council/association. Gatewood, for example, though the lower part sort of feeds into Morgan Junction …

  • boggled brain April 22, 2015 (8:15 am)

    As a Highland Park resident, I am trying to grok why that neighborhood council did not list drive-by shootings and gang activity. Foolish.

  • David April 22, 2015 (9:53 am)

    As an Alki resident, I’m not so sure speed bumps are really necessary. In my experience, the problem is that cars drive too slowly on Alki Ave, not too fast. I constantly find myself behind cars driving 5-10 mph UNDER the speed limit while their drivers are checking out the views or hunting for a parking spot.

  • LarryB April 22, 2015 (2:24 pm)

    Maps would be very useful. Given my address, I have no idea which so-called neighborhood I actually live in. If it’s Roxhill, the focus is almost 100% on the city line, which is miles and miles from me.

  • BlairJ April 22, 2015 (2:56 pm)

    boggled brain: Apparently the neighborhood council needs your participation.

  • udmiou1 April 22, 2015 (3:04 pm)

    In the North Admiral area, specifically Hamilton viewpoint, the issues need to include drugs. Last year a person was stabbed and made it almost to Atlantic St SW before he collapsed – a drug deal gone bad.

    The more pervasive issue though is speeding both north and south bound on California Ave SW; this could be radically altered with a preventative measure such as a cement roundabout, a digital speed sign, as well as emphasis patrols. I suspect they will find a lot of DUI as well as drug seizures. Late winter of 2014 a women under the influence hit a parked car heading southbound at the intersection of California Ave SW and Atlantic St SW at about 1AM; the parked car was decimated she had hit it so hard, and at a high speed.

  • I live here and I'm confused April 22, 2015 (4:51 pm)

    Without a map or some kind of geographical boundaries description, these names are meaningless to me, and I have identified myself as living in the Westwood neighborhood, although on the border of Sunrise Heights. So, I’m befuddled by this list and which “community” I’d fall into. What I do know is, I’ve called 911 and had multiple conversations about a drug house (currently bank owned) in my neighborhood and have had no assistance whatsoever from SPD. When do we start dealing with those issues head on?

  • G April 22, 2015 (9:59 pm)

    All this shuffling of heads, and nice speeches from the SPD is window dressing, and with just enough community meetings to make us feel good. How many years have we heard these promises? Yes, cynicism is a valid response when things don’t change substantially, or get worse even.

  • H April 22, 2015 (10:33 pm)

    It looks essentially like they’re moving toward an increase in bicycle patrols (visible police presence), personal property tagging (ability to track stolen and found property) via engraving and a more localized ‘id and monitor’ local repeat offender database (linking stolen stuff database with offenders). I’m not quite sure why the police are responsible for landscape trimming and lighting at the Westwood bus area – I thought that was part of Metros safety plan. Isn’t that why they had that tour of the area? If I’m not mistaken gang investigations and drug investigations are separate departments…but really, I have no idea. And Alki speed bumps?

  • Kristina April 22, 2015 (10:46 pm)

    I would love it if they would do something about the motorcycles and noisy cars revving their engines and spinning their tires at the intersection of Alki and marine ave. I have a toddler and live on marine ave and it gets really old having to put him back down to sleep because of those nimrods. If speed bumps will stop that, then I’m all for it.

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