SPD will be identifying delegates to represent North Seattle at the Phase I Meeting. Lake City community organizers and concerned residents are highly encouraged to attend.
SPD 20/20: A Vision for the Future was announced on March 29th by Mayor Mike McGinn, Police Chief John Diaz and Assistant Chief of Operations Mike Sanford. The plan is a comprehensive package of new reform initiatives for the Seattle Police Department, with the goal of supporting a just and effective police force. The SPD 20/20 team is made up of over 30 SPD department leaders who will oversee the implementation of 20 new reform initiatives over the next 20 months. – SPD 20/20
About the Safe Communities initiative.
It’s time to look at the roots of violence and address longstanding neighborhood concerns. That’s why the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle Police Department are working together on the Safe Communities Outreach Mission. Part of the SPD 20/20 Plan, Safe Communities seeks to ensure the City is meeting our goal of reducing crime and creating the safest possible neighborhoods. – Safe Communities; An Initiative of of SPD 20/20
There are 4 Phases to be completed between November 2012 through May 2013. See Safe Communities Chart pdf for details.
- Phase I: Large, Precinct Based Conversations (North Precinct Meeting October 10th, 2012)
- Phase II: Small Group Conversations
- Phase III: Precinct Based Summit
- Phase IV: Report To The Community
Our SPD North Liaison, Officer Kipp Strong, forwarded these questions to be addressed at the meeting.
- What is your top concern about crime and public safety in your community?
- What can be done together to create a safer community?
- What is going well with the relationship between your community and SPD?
- What needs to improve?
- What steps can we take to keep you engaged in building and creating a safer community?
We encourage you to prepare short answers ahead of time, attend the meeting, and share your concerns.
If you cannot attend the meeting, or would like to give SPD your concerns now, you can fill out their brief online questionnaire.
Please forward this information to your respective neighborhood organizations and post to social media.