Crime prevention coordinators face layoffs

Unless the budget changes, three of the seven crime prevention coordinators in Seattle will lose their jobs. As for the remaining four coordinators, including the one serving Ballard, no one is sure if they’ll be forced to cut back on their hours or cover larger areas to fill the holes.

Crime prevention coordinators, civilian employees in the Seattle Police Department, work directly with residents doing everything from setting up block watches to going door to door to warn about recent crimes. They’d been part of the police budget up until last October, when the positions then became paid for with federal grant money that runs out in the spring.

With the help of the nonprofit Common Language Project and communications students at the University of Washington, we take a closer look at what the loss of these coordinators could mean to our neighborhoods.

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Anonymous

Gotta ask the obvious question: Are they effective? Does hiring a Crime Prevention Coordinator reduce crime?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Gotta ask the obvious question: Are they effective? Does hiring a Crime Prevention Coordinator reduce crime?

Debbie
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Debbie

Ignorance is bliss. In my experience, they’re a wealth of knowledge and resources.

Thomas W01
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Thomas W01

What we needs is mo stumilus money.

David
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David

Nice reply, can’t you see this person is asking the question? Instead of saying, “ignorance is bliss”, why don’t you answer the question and provide some statistics. Way to be uncivilized and under-utilize your reading comprehension skills.

Anonymous
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Reach into your own pocket and stimulate all you want.

Stapler
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Stapler

care to elaborate or do you just wish to be negative? what knowledge and resources do they provide? Do they need a better PR campaign since so many are “ignorant” of what they can provide for us?