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.
- Get involved in your community – get to know your neighbors
- Take care of each other
- Call 911 if you have an emergency or suspect something.
Thank you, Officer J. Manning, for a well spent evening.