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New Crime Prevention Specialist in the North Precinct, Night Out Seattle 2014

Welcome aboard Elizabeth Scott, the SPD North Precinct’s new Crime Prevention Specialist. We received this e-mail yesterday.

Dear Community Friends,

As you now know, I was recently hired as the Crime Prevention Coordinator for all of North Seattle. My predecessor, Terrie Johnston will now be covering both the East and West Precincts.  Many of you have reached out to me welcoming me to my new job; I certainly do feel welcomed so THANK YOU!!!

The 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is approaching, taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. The registration link for Night Out, 2014 is now active. Please go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,400 neighborhoods participating in 2013. It’s fun, free and offers a great opportunity to reconnect with your neighbors, share information with one another all while learning more about crime prevention. You do not need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event.  However, if you would like to form a block watch, please indicate that on your registration (we have a check box for that). 

Within the Night Out registration form, blocks are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street a permit must be completed.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.


Elizabeth Scott


 Seattle Police Department
10049 College Way N.

Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-684-7711

Night Out celebrations, August 6, 2013

This year’s Night Out celebrations are slotted for August 6. Night Out is sponsored by the Seattle Police Department and is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors. There is nothing better than getting out on a warm August night, blocking off your street, and having a party with barbecue, grills, and great food provided by you and your neighbors.

Last year, Crown Hill had quite a number of parties. There was even one with a bouncy house and live music.  Other popular activities are bike rodeos, street art (chalk) contests, face painting, basketball,

If your block is not registered, you can register now (less than 3 minutes) at the Night Out Seattle website.

Garage Sale and Night Out Wrap-up, 2011

We had great turnouts for both the Crown Hill Garage Sale on July 23rd and Night Out Seattle on August 2nd this year!

Garage Sale 2011
Garage Sale 2011 (click to enlarge)

The 5th Annual Crown Hill Neighbors Garage Sale on July 23rd had 67 advance sign-ups this year. There were actually more sales and free sales. I made it to 46 of the sales.  My favorite sale this year was the 8 year old boy who decided to have a sale when a couple of his neighbors started putting their wares out. He was trying to raise $40 to help his sister replace her stolen bike. I checked back a week later and he made his goal!  There was great food to be had including Mt Fuji hot dogs, “possibly the best chocolate chip cookies in Crown Hill,” lemonade, and goodies galore (those lemon bars were really, really good). Of the 67 listings we had, 5 wouldn’t fit on our map, but we made them honorary Crown Hillers for the day. Traffic slowed to a crawl on many streets with multiple sales as cruisers walked from sale to sale. The folks on 16th between 87th and 89th deserve a special mention — they sure know how to have a multi-family garage sale — every one had a mix of great merchandise at bargain prices — and everybody was having fun talking to each other.  Thanks all and if you have comments, please get back to us at garagesale@crownhillneighbors.org

Two Young Artists Discuss Their Art on 12th Ave

We had over a dozen block parties that I am aware of.  In my immediate neighborhood there were 4 parties blocking the streets, and there were a number of folk who walked to adjoining parties to share in the camaraderie and festivities. Children were seen zipping up and down the street on bikes, scooters, and foot as they enjoyed the freedom from vehicle traffic for an evening. Dogs were welcome at several of the parties (and at one, the whole group of herding dogs took noisy exception in unison to a child’s attempt to jump on a pogo stick). As always, the food was fabulous, and as is the case in potlucks, there was more than enough to go around. We’ve had a rough summer with crime, and it was great to see folk getting to know each other. MyBallard had an article featuring various parties around Ballard, and Crown Hill scored two pictures including the one at right! Next year, we’ve got to invite Engine 35 to come visiting!


Night Out Seattle, August 2nd, 2011

Night out LogoThe Seattle Police Department sponsors each year a Night Out Celebration. Last year in Crown Hill we had at least nine Night Out block parties. It’s a great chance to meet your neighbors and have fun. You can block off a street, set up picnic tables and barbecues, have live music and dancing, activities for kids. Most of all it is a fun, community building event for all ages. It is the perfect first step to organizing your block watch, or celebrating an existing block watch.

Night Out this year 2011 is Tuesday – AUGUST 2, 2011

Register your party at the Seattle Night Out website. If you are Facebook connected, there is an official Night Out Facebook page!

From the city Night Out web page:

“Night Out is a fun event to meet your neighbors, and organize your neighborhood against crime. We’ll be adding more information about this event up through August 2, so keep checking back…. Or stay up to date on our Night Out Facebook page! Also this year you can add your event to a city wide calendar to share the location of your event with others and see where else in your neighborhood a Night Out is going on.”