On Thursday evening, April 29, 2021, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – doing the job with the Burien Law enforcement Section and the Town of Burien – held an on the internet General public Safety Occasion to discuss the latest problems about crime.
The impetus for this event was a Letter to the Editor by Danny House initially published on The B-City Site on April 6, 2021, and signed by 81 Burien organization homeowners. House’s letter expressed fears about the latest crimes to firms in the downtown main.
Hosted by Chamber President/CEO Andrea Reay, speakers at the on the net function provided:
- Cassandra Jackson, Regional Director at Audio, who spoke about particular wellness (starts off about 3:38).
- Chief Ted Boe of the Burien Law enforcement Division, resolved neighborhood police responses, criminal offense fees and far more (begins all-around 29:25).
- Aaron Burkhalter spoke about the Burien Legislation Enforcement Assisted Diversion (Guide) Program (begins all over 49:50).
Chief Boe talked about crime stats – including how Burien is next cheapest in South King County (guiding only Normandy Park), yet has the fewest officers for each thousand of all towns in the county (at 1.00/thousand). Burien P.D. staffs a bare minimum of three officers everyday from 10 a.m. right up until midnight, then a least of 4 officers overnight. They also have three detective models.
Burien also has the least expensive cost per resident of any policing entity in South King County, Boe mentioned.
Down load a PDF of the full presentation below (Observe: Chief Boe’s presentation begins at page 30).
“The guiding principles for your Burien Police Section are making belief, combating criminal offense and supporting every other,” Main Boe reported. “So creating trust signifies that each individual make contact with and every single conversation we have with people today is an prospect to establish trust, not only in ourselves but also in our job. That means not just the local community member, but also the human being we arrest, also the other legislation enforcement companions, the business community – each individual conversation is about that opportunity to create have confidence in in our profession. Fighting criminal offense is the concept that we have to address felony behaviors in our neighborhood, and we also have to search at extended expression methods to cutting down criminal offense in our neighborhood. So fighting crime is both of those sides of that discussion.”
Boe extra that the department’s reaction to House’s Letter contains:
- Emphasis Patrols – Bike and Foot Beats
- Modified Detective Hrs
- Additional Outreach/Partner Requests
- Storefront Officer Partnership with Find Burien Collaboration (Metro, Keep Protection and DOC)
“And I seriously basically believe that it is a team activity,” he extra. “It’s not that police are going to fix all criminal offense in our local community but relatively we have some collective strategies to minimize crime in our neighborhood, and supporting each and every other is a recognition that if the gentlemen and gals doing the job in the Burien Law enforcement Section are not supported with education and tools and high quality leadership, what we’re heading to locate is that they are not likely to supply the company you want delivered on the aspect of the highway, in purchase to combat criminal offense and build trust. So, it is a 3 legged stool the place each of these items have to reside in some type of stability.”
Check out the edited (for time) online video down below, which was also streamed stay to our Facebook site, and also included Interpretation and stay closed captions (operating time 1-hour, 32-minutes):