BLOCK WATCH TOOLKIT
There are a lot of online resources readily available to support Block Watch groups and make it easier for Block Watch Captains to get and share information. The Seattle Police Department website and Seattle.gov city website have a lot of easy ways to report crime and problems, get crime data and information, and a wide variety of crime prevention information tips you can get to your neighbors.
Download our Information Sheet that gives you all the tips you need for ordering your own signs.
We have a large library of general Crime Prevention tips available on our website.
Set up a Block Watch meeting for your block. Talk about ongoing crime problems and work to resolve the crime on your block.
Learn more about your local precinct and the Community Police Teams.
From getting a streetlight fixed to weird noises in the night, this is a selection of quick links that can help lead you to city resources to address common neighborhood problems.
There are many ways to get information about the crime in your neighborhood.
- Mapped Crime Data
- Seattle Police Statistics
- Open Datasets
- Sex Offender Information
- View PDF reports of crime
The Seattle Police Department has a quick 10-question safety survey that you can take that addresses problems in your neighborhood, and the results will be shared with your local precinct officers.
The Office of Emergency Management Seattle has a program called Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) that can assist residents with getting organized for a disaster.
Night Out Against Crime is an annual event that occurs on the first Tuesday in August. Learn more about this event, and get prepared to register - opened a few months before the event.
Social media tools such as Facebook and Blogs are making it easier than ever to organize your neighborhood, share information and keep everyone up to date. Learn more about the tools available (including grants!) and get a list of other communities online at the Seattle Communities Online section of seattle.gov
Sometimes it will be obvious when you should call 9-1-1.
But what about smaller incidents or suspicious behavior that you aren't quite sure are crimes? Learn how and when to report certain types of incidents.
You can report:
- Property Destruction
- Identity Theft
- Car Prowls
- Auto Accessories
- Theft of Property (under $500)
- Narcotics Activity
Online and print out reports to file with insurance companies.