SPD’s Navigation Team @ West Seattle Crime Prevention Council this Tuesday

(WSB photo, March 2017)

We first met Sgt. Eric Zerr shortly after the city’s Navigation Team was launched two years ago. Since then, its work with homeless people has continued to gain attention. If you have a question about that work, you have a chance to hear from, and talk with, Sgt. Zerr and other Navigation Team members at this Tuesday’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting. WSCPC president Richard Miller tells WSB that he’s confirmed them as guests at the monthly meeting. As always, you’re also welcome to bring neighborhood crime/safety concerns to Southwest Precinct police who’ll be there too. Tuesday’s meeting is at the precinct, 2300 SW Webster, 7 pm.

4 Replies to "SPD's Navigation Team @ West Seattle Crime Prevention Council this Tuesday"

    • Mike February 19, 2019 (6:07 am)

      I’d be more concerned with how can we make sure the entire city council is completely replaced with a more effective team.  We need to allow SPD to actually do their jobs and enforce our laws.  I have no problem with additional training for officers, no problem holding them responsible for their actions, but they also need to be allowed to do their jobs.  We need a council that will work with local corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Expedia and even Google (who has an ever increasing employee base in our city) to fund and find resolutions that benefit our citizens.  Our council has been hell-bent on damning anything and everything any corporation does here.  Work with these corporations and the employees that live here, you’ll be amazed at how much can get done and help our community.  Work with the Gates Foundation, hell…they’re the forefront of eradicating diseases around the globe and have a massive talent force of the best brains on how to help people out of poverty.

    • WW Resident February 19, 2019 (7:38 pm)

      Well Mosqueda, I believe it was her, attempted to cut the funding to the navigation team and the last report I heard from the navigation team from up north was when moving an encampment out the residents were offered services. Though there were quite a few residents apparently only 1 accepted services

      • WSB February 19, 2019 (7:46 pm)

        At the meeting now. Sgt. Zerr says they’re running at a rate of one-third accepting services, another third accepting case management, final third not accepting help, currently.

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