Thank you so much for your interest in the Seattle Police Department’s Business Watch in the Alaska Junction!
Our official launch event was Thursday, September 27th, 2018. Video shot and edited by Jaroslaw Media.
2020 Meetings: Wednesday, February 19th, 5 PM John L. Scott
Wednesday, September 16th, 5 PM. Location TBD.
January 16th, 2019 Block Watch Meeting hosted at The Whittaker – video shot and edited by Jaroslaw Media.
Going into Summer, this video updates business owners’ key issues. Plus Jennifer from SPD gives valuable tips on combating graffiti, how to protect windows from vandalism and what to do when faced with a person in crisis.
Next Commercial Block Watch Meeting: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 5 PM. Place TBD
Request to Watch is a formal request to the Patrol Officers that work a particular area to show presence around a particular area, at a specific time. The requests are read in the roll-calls by the supervisors. These requests can be submitted by stopping by the SW Precinct, or by calling the SW Precinct front desk at 206-733-9800. Please note- these do not guarantee a certain amount of presence or premise checks, it is just simply a request.
KnowYourMoney PDF – How to spot a fake bill
Order your RING security camera – $40 discount. (Let the Junction know before ordering!)
If you’re a Junction merchant, you can register at any time for the Commercial Block Watch
Thank you to Mark Jaroslaw at Jaroslaw Media for shooting the pilot video and the interviews.
Junction Block Watch in the News:
The West Seattle Junction Communication Block Watch is a communication network and interactive way to effectively and quickly contact other business owners or business managers in the Junction when a crime occurs. You have a deeper piece of mind knowing there are people who are actively involved watching over your business and reporting suspicious activity to you.
We have round table quarterly meetings that puts you in front of the Seattle Police Department key officers. Members receive updates about crime in the area. You’ll have a chance to discuss what you’re observing and listen to other business owners.
Window decals show your commitment to improving safety and are a deterrent to potential criminals. On the horizon, a camera network will be developed that will consist of a list of businesses who have active cameras.
A few of the benefits to joining include:
- Safety/Security Assessments from the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
Communication network with other businesses in the area
Quarterly meetings with other businesses that are a part of the network
Window decals from the Seattle Police Department that advertises your participation in the network
Additional eyes on your business (nearly 24 hours a day!)
Assessments typically last about our hour and include an evaluation of your potential risk spots, suggestions for improving security, a discussion of current crime trends in the area, a packet of helpful informational handouts and of course, time for questions.
In addition, the Junction has Business Watch Program street signs advertising we are fully committed to a safe and crime-free business district.
Sign up now to show your commitment to a safe district and to protect and decrease crime in your business.