SPD Living Room Chat

I asked if someone who attended the Living Room Conversation with the SPD earlier this week could take notes. Dave Wilkinson obliged:

Officer J. Manning of the Seattle Police Community Outreach Team met with a small group of Wallingford citizens last night in a Living Room Chat at a local business office.  It was an open meeting where we traded honest questions and answers.  Topics covered Gas Works Park, graffiti, parking, homeless, traffic, etc.

The topic of calling 911 for any suspicious activities, even if you are not sure if you should or not, came up.  Manning said let the 911 operators determine and triage your calls.  The worst thing that can happen is something bad may result of a citizen not calling.   If you’re not sure if it’s an emergency or not, let the 911 operators make that judgement call.  If you know it is a non-emergency, let the operator know and they will handle appropriately.  One last thing, officer Manning sent us home with (3) words of wisdom.

  1. Get involved in your community – get to know your neighbors
  2. Take care of each other
  3. Call 911 if you have an emergency or suspect something.

Thank you, Officer J. Manning, for a well spent evening.

  1. kris said,

    Is there another one planned?

    Sat, August 16 at 11:45 am
  2. Dave Wilkinson said,

    Question was will there be another one planned? Yes, there will hopefully be one – stay tuned. Also, our Wallingford Council may also this next year have a speaker from the Seattle Police Crime Prevention Force come and speak about how to make our properties less attractable for burglars. It will be posted if it can be arranged so you won’t miss it.

    Sat, August 16 at 1:49 pm
  3. Lee Raaen said,

    Dave, Thanks for taking the time to pass along the information.

    Sun, August 17 at 9:04 am
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