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Shoreline Watch

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Safe neighborhoods, safe community

Shoreline Watch

Thank you for your interest in Shoreline Watch! 

One of the single most important ways to reduce crime in your neighborhood is to know your neighbors, communicate with each other and watch out for each other.

For years, the City has encouraged neighbors to form official Block Watch groups to do just that. Shoreline is continuing those efforts, but the program will no longer be called Block Watch. It will now be known as Shoreline Watch. The goal of any neighborhood watch program is to bring neighbors together to promote safety and communication. And that is the goal of Shoreline Watch.

Shoreline Police are ready to partner with you and your neighbors to provide crime prevention education and tips for protecting your homes, property and each other.

To start Shoreline Watch in your neighborhood:

There are generally 5-15 households at a Shoreline Watch meeting. The police can meet with larger groups, neighborhood associations and residents in apartment complexes. Meetings are scheduled Monday – Thursday, 7:00 pm and will generally last one hour.

  1. Pick a date and location for the meeting. The meeting can be held in your home, or at one of the listed locations.

  2. Hand out, or mail invitations to your neighbors with an RSVP. We ask that you practice crime prevention fundamentals and don’t leave the invitation on doorsteps.

  3. Contact Officer Paula Kieland at or (206) 801-2764 and request an officer for your Shoreline Watch meeting. You will need to give her the date/location/estimated attendees and concerns that you would like covered. Generally a two week notice is necessary, so an officer can be scheduled for your meeting.

  4. We ask that you be a point of contact for the city, so information that may be relevant to public safety can be sent to you. Under block watch this was called the block watch captain.

  5. A general guideline is for neighborhoods to meet annually and continue working together on safety concerns. Police can attend the annual meeting, or other topics can be covered by city departments, such as emergency management, code enforcement or the parks department.

Officer Paula Kieland
(206) 801-2764