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News & Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
County Council's Dec. 4 meeting to be held in Parkland
Next week's regular meeting of the Pierce County Council will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at a fire station in Parkland.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Station 61, located at 100 S. 114th St., Parkland.
The Council, which normally meets on Tuesdays in its chambers in the County-City Building in downtown Tacoma, holds at least one meeting a year in each of the seven Council districts, as required by the Pierce County Charter.
Wednesday's meeting marks the final "in-district" meeting of 2013. It will be led by Councilmember Rick Talbert (District 5).
More information, including Council agendas, is available at www.piercecountywa.org/council.
Hunter George, Communications director
Block Watch 101 Training
All trainings are FREE and open to all Pierce County/Tacoma residents
Block, Neighborhood, Community, Business Watch 101 Training (Introductory)
Safe Streets conducts introductory organizing training for members of the community who want to start up a block, neighborhood, community, or business watch in their area. Community members aquire tools and sills and learn techniques such as:
- Recruiting members for their group
- Setting agendas
- Facilitating techniques
- Developing goals and work plans
- Taking action to change undesirable conditions
- Identifying and documenting problems
- Working together with neghbors and representatives of community services
This training is avaliable at our office for individuals or for small groups at a location designated by the community group. Please call our offce to make sure a mobilization specialist is avaliable or to set up an appointment.
Neighborhood Patrol Academy
Learn how to start and sustain a neighborhood patrol and make your neighborhood a safe and welcoming place. The Safe Streets Neighborhood Patrol Academy consists of a 4-hour class and are instructed by experienced patrol professionals and law enforecment officials, teaching residents hoe to patrol their neighborhood and be alert to local area crime trends.
The neighborhood patrol program is comprised of residents who walk and drive the streets of their neighborhood looking for suspicious activity and situations that can attract crime and gangs.
The patrol has three functions:
It establishes a visible presence as a crime deterrent
Provides timely and detailed information to the police so they can respond quickly
Creates a positive connection among neighbors through community involvement
LOCATION: Safe Streets Building - 622 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, WA 98402
TIME: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2014 Patrol Training Schedule:
February 12, 2014
May 24, 2014
August 16, 2014
November 15, 2014
Register online for one of the following upcoming field trainings Click here to register.
Neighborhood Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Neighborhood Patrol Program Really Work?
Crime rates have dropped in every neighborhood that has implimented the Neighborhood Patrol Program
What Role Do Patrols Play In Law Enforcement?
Safe Streets Neighborhood Patrols can act as "extra eyes and ears" for law enforcement in their neighborhood.
Is The Neighborhood Patrol Program Safe?
The Neighborhood Patrol Program teaches a non-confrontational approach to patrrolling, limiting exposure to dangerous situations.
What Else Should I Know?
Participants must complete the class and sign documentation agreeing to Safe Streets "Patrol Rules and Regulations." They must also pass a Washington State Patrol background check.
Multifamily Property Workshop
The following workshops are specifically designed to assist community members living in multifamily properties.
In this workshop, your will learn:
- Ways to better budget and how to improve credit and renting history (presented by Boeing Employee Credit Union)
- Landlord and tenant responsibilities
- Finding affordable and crime-free housing
- How to get involved in your community
- Benefits of community involvement for you and your family
- Emergency Preparedness
Awareness and Prevention:
In this workshop, your will learn:
- How to sustain a multifamily community to help make your neighborhood a safe and welcoming place
- Emergency Preparedness which will include effective and useful information to prepare for natural disasters
- How to prepare an emergency kit
- How to safely and effectively make a difference in your neighborhood
To attend this workshop please call Safe Streets to make arrangements or Click here to register online