The Seattle Police Department recently announced they secured grant funding for four neighborhood crime prevention coordinators until the end of 2011. Formerly there were six coordinators. Neil Hansen who helped many of us set up block watches, gave great tips on securing our property, and was a familiar sight at the Ballard District Council, retired a few months ago. The new coordinator for our area is Terrie Johnston.
According to the city’s Crime Prevention Coordinator’s web site, you can contact Terrie to:
- Set up a Block Watch meeting for your block.
- Talk about ongoing crime problems and work to resolve the crime on your block.
- Set up a “Block Tour” so everyone understands the problems on your block.
Also on that site, are links to other crime prevention information and publications.
Terrie’s contact information: