Hosted by the city of Sultan and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, including two K9 teams!
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, programs like block watch are one of the most effective ways to prevent crime, enhance community safety and establish positive relationships between community members and law enforcement.
Over the years, Sultan’s organized block watch efforts have waxed and waned based on community desire. In an effort to gauge the current level of interest and assess the community need, the city of Sultan and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are hosting Block Watch 2017. All are invited to attend the meeting, which takes place 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Sultan City Hall. Topics include crime prevention, tips for block watch implementation in east Snohomish County, how to reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim and what to do when you witness suspicious activities.
Attendees include Sultan Mayor Pro Tem John Seehuus, Sultan Police Chief Lt. Steve McDonald, Sgt. Nathan Alanis and Sgt. Ian Huri. Sgt. Huri heads up the Office of Neighborhoods, a division of the sheriff’s office created in 2015 to address homelessness, untreated addiction and mental illness. Huri’s scope of influence includes the Homeless Outreach team, a facet of the Office of Neighborhoods which proactively works to connect homeless and other vulnerable populations with resources.
Another facet of the Office of Neighborhoods is the Community Outreach program, which is headed up by Sgt. Alanis. Sgt. Alanis focuses on the goal of expanding current crime prevention efforts, including National Night Out and community block watch. Alanis will give an overview of block watch best practices, including examples of how block watch can make a community safer.
Community members are invited to come and get better acquainted with local leaders and Sultan’s law enforcement professionals. There will be two Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K9 teams in attendance.
For a copy of the official block watch meeting flyer, please click here.