Crime Prevention


The RBCA promotes public safety in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhoods by helping people stay aware of local trends in crime, provide information about “Block Watch” programs, and take other steps to promote community safety and security.

North Precinct Advisory Council

The Seattle Police Department North Precinct Advisory Council (NPAC) meets on the first Wednesday of the month at North Seattle Community College. Meeting minutes are available through the NPAC blog.  Information about crime and issues related to crime is shared and discussed.

The Seattle Police Department shares information online, on Twitter, and other social media.  Find out more here.

Need to contact someone at the North Precinct?  Find out who to contact here.

How to start a Block Watch

Block Watch requires two basic commitments:

  • A commitment to be concerned about your neighbor’s property and well being as well as your own.
  • A commitment that when you see suspicious activity, you will take action by alerting your neighbors and by calling 9-1-1.

Block Watch really just organizes and extends what you are probably already doing on an informal basis.  We tend to know and watch out for our closest neighbors, but a group of neighbors at one end of the block who are doing this may not know the group of neighbors at the other end of the block.  Organizing a Block Watch makes this attitude of watchfulness more systematic, and provides a block map or contact list with neighbors’ names, telephone numbers and emails that can be used in case of an emergency.

For more information, visit the Seattle Police Department Block Watch website. The SPD website also contains a Block Watch Toolkit.

Crime Maps

Wondering about crime in our neighborhood?  The Seattle Police Department maintains three crime maps on their website: