Olympia police invites public to "Block Watch" seminar

Staff writerMay 28, 2014 

The Olympia Police Department is hosting a Block Watch Seminar on Monday, June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 601 Fourth Avenue.

A news release from the city touts a Block Watch program as a simple, effective way to encourage neighbors to talk about safety and crime prevention.

"Block Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear," reads the news release. "Block Watch fights the isolation that crime both creates and feeds upon. It forges bonds among neighbors, helps reduce crime and improves communication between the police and the communities they serve."

No RSVP is needed to attend the seminar. Citizens who have formed Block Watch will be present to offer tips and strategies for reducing crime in neighborhoods.

For more information, contact Amy Stull at 360-753-8049 or astull@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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