Becoming a Block Watch Captain

What are the resposibilities of a Block Watch Captain?

The block watch captain, or sometimes a Block Contact, serves as a primary point of contact between the crime prevention programs of the police department and the neighbors on the block.  This Block Contact or Bock Captain takes on the responsibility for maintaining and updating the Block Watch Contact list or map and is the primary point of contact to whom the police will send information and alerts.  The captain/Contact will be asked to distribute that information to the rest of the block.  These responsibilities can be shared on a block by a co-captain. 

What if I cannot continue as a Block Captain?

If you find you are no longer able to continue as a Block Captain, we ask that you find a replacement in your block and pass that information onto the Crime Prevention Coordinator responsible for your geographic area. If you are unable to find a replacement, please pass that on as well.

Crime Prevention Coordinators

North Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator

East Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator Joseph Elenbaas
(206) 684-5758 - Desk

West Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator Barb Biondo
(206) 233-0015

South Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon
(206) 386-9766

Southwest Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner
(206) 256-6820 - Desk
((206) 471-2849 - Cell


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) prevents crime, enforces laws, and supports quality public safety by delivering respectful, professional, and dependable police services. SPD operates within a framework that divides the city into five geographical areas called "precincts".