What are the Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP)?
No two neighborhoods in Seattle are the same. The Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP) were designed to address the distinctive needs of each community. The plans take a three prong approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct feedback on perceptions of crime and public safety. MCPP are tailored to meet the individual needs of each community, with a unique approach owned by the community.
Why are Perceptions of Crime Important?
Citizen perceptions of crime and public safety matter. When used in conjunction with crime data, citizen perceptions at the micro-community level provide a more accurate picture of the reality of crime and public safety than can be seen through crime statistics alone. This is what makes the MCPP strategy unique.
How were the Neighborhoods Defined?
The MCPP neighborhoods were defined through police-citizen engagement including community meetings, focus groups, survey data, and the realities of geographic boundaries SPD can use to collect and report on events. The MCPPs and their neighborhoods will be routinely reevaluated with attention to the ways in which citizens who live in Seattle neighborhoods define their communities.