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Final Report of the Seattle Police Department’s MCPP Implementation Evaluation  Page 1 of 158





Seattle Police Department’s

Micro-Community Policing Plans

Implementation Evaluation
FINAL REPORT






January 31, 2017

This report summarizes the results from a two-year implementation evaluation of the Seattle Police

Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP). The evaluation employed a mixed-method

research design including participant observation, community focus groups, and the development

and administration of the Seattle Public Safety survey. The results tell the story of the evolution of the

Seattle Police Department’s MCPP initiative and show how the collection of data on community

perceptions of crime at the micro-community level provide a comprehensive assessment of the

nature of crime in Seattle communities that can be used in conjunction with crime data to address

public safety in Seattle. Implications for public safety and police-community engagement in Seattle

and recommendations for further development of the SPD MCPP initiative are discussed.





Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, Principal Investigator

William Parkin, PhD, Co-Investigator
Research Assistants/Analysts: Jennifer Burbridge (Southwest Precinct), Grace Goodwin/Brooke Bray (South

Precinct), Karmen Schuur/Jessica Chandler (North Precinct), Matt Thomas/Shannon Ro (East Precinct),

Zhanna Kachurina/Chase Yap (West Precinct), Joseph Singer (General Project)

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 Vehicular patrols

 Bicycle patrols

 Foot beat patrols

 Deployment of Mobile Precinct

 Covert investigative patrols

o Continue to distribute crime prevention bulletins and public safety announcements via

Nextdoor, West Seattle Blog and community listserves

o Continue to utilize information developed from the Seattle Police Department Data

Driven Unit to address emerging property crime trends and observed hot spots

o Continue to utilize the Crime Prevention Coordinator for dissemination of information and

providing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) analyses and

suggestions

 Safety in the parks and Duwamish Trial

o Officers to log premise checks at parks, as call load allows

o Maintain patrolling in the parks and surrounding areas, as call load allows, which may

include:

 Vehicular patrols

 Bicycle patrols

 Foot beat patrols

 Deployment of Mobile Precinct

 Covert investigative patrols

o Collaborate with Seattle Parks Department to ensure prompt closing of parks in the area

and address safety issues in the parks by applying Crime Prevention Through

Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to park design and maintenance

o Collaborate with other city agencies (including Seattle Parks Department, SDOT, etc.) to

address environmental issues such as controlling access to the parks through signs, gates,

locks and the use of natural boundaries

o All watches patrol officers to conduct premise checks and clear the parks at closing, as

call load allows

o Utilize current trespass ordinance for individuals in the park after hours

 Illegal activity at stairwell at 12th Ave S and S Donovan Street

o All watches continue active patrolling and monitoring of the stairwell for criminal activity

o Coordinate with other city agencies (including SDOT, DPD and City Light) to ensure

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) ideologies are in place in areas

of concern

o SW Precinct to explore additional grant opportunities and other corporation involvement

to facilitate clean-up efforts in areas of concern in South Park

o Continue to collaborate with the community regarding their safety concerns in the park

and stairwell areas

 Public order crime (including littering, dumping and graffiti)

o SW Precinct to work on identifying patterns of littering, dumping and graffiti

o Clean graffiti and trash early and often, via city and private services

o Advertise Find it, Fix it App- through Nextdoor, community meetings and email, to

encourage citizen reporting

o Look at initiating dialogue regarding the design of building walls and other surfaces

making them not conducive to graffiti and vandalism.

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