Who We Are & What We Do

The short answer: WWRHAH is you. (We say ” rah!”, but you do you.) We’re members of our southwest Seattle neighborhoods who are committed to making them places for everyone; places we can afford and want to stay.

Seattle is at a turning point — 100,000 people have moved here since 2009. We are a grassroots organization committed to representing all the diverse needs of our communities. We come from all over the world; we love this city and want it to work for all of us, at all income levels, with an eye toward a better future.

Our agenda and projects are up to you. Maybe you’re concerned about a park after dark. Maybe you have a problem with traffic on your street or know an unsafe pedestrian area where you walk. Or maybe you are wondering how you can fund a community garden in a place no one is looking. Whatever your issue, concern or idea, we can help you make connections and take action.

Please join us for our next meeting!



Building a Coalition of Neighbors

We get things done by working together. Really, that’s it. We live in Westwood, Roxhill and Arbor Heights — that’s our common bond — and we use our collective voice.

We hold our city leaders accountable, ask questions and demand solutions that work. As a member, you have an important role. We are open to everyone, so if you have a concern you’d like to take on with us, come to a meeting or reach out. We’re all volunteers, and we need your help.

SW Precinct June 2018 crime prevention newsletter

As you may have heard before, in the SW Precinct we have recently seen an increase in burglaries of out buildings- including sheds and garages. In order to hopefully decrease these incidents- we wanted to make sure that we are providing our community with the best prevention techniques possible. Provided below is some information about what a burglary is, as well as ways we can help prevent these types of incidents.

 Please keep in mind that I do offer free safety/security assessments- and if you are interested in this- you can contact me directly (you will find my contact information at the bottom of this page).

 What is burglary? How is it different from theft? 

-Burglary is defined by the Seattle Police Department as: when someone enters physical property (including a garage or shed), not his or her own, without permission, with the intent to commit a crime

-Theft is defined as: whenever property is taken

 For law enforcement, there is a difference between burglary and theft and when you report a crime to 9-1-1 the language you use makes a difference! The Seattle Police Department distinguishes between two types of burglary- residential and non-residential. Residential burglary refers to the theft occurring in a dwelling, other than a vehicle (such as a private home or apartment) and non-residential burglary refers to the theft occurring in a commercial or non-residential building (such as a grocery store or clothing store).

 How can we prevent burglary? Specifically, to out-buildings (such as sheds and garages)?

-All exterior doors should be strong enough to withstand force and should be secured with a deadbolt lock that has a minimum one-inch throw

-Try not to leave valuables (such as packages, electronics or cash) in plain sight through windows or doors

-The main entrance door to a home/apartment should have a door wide-angle (180 degree) viewer/peephole

-Make the home/business appear as if there is someone there by leaving lights, music and/or televisions on

-Install lights to be specifically directed and focused on entry points and vulnerable areas

-Secure and lock all windows and doors when leaving the premises- even if you plan to return within a short amount of time!

-Do not leave a spare key out

-Secure and maintain yard, patios and outdoor spaces- making sure you trim back all concealing shrubbery

-Check to ensure all garages and sheds are consistently locked with a sturdy lock

-Take inventory lists and photos of belongings in sheds and garages to ensure you know if something is missing

-Check sheds and garages regularly in order to report a burglary as quickly as possible

Another very important prevention technique for residential property crime is getting to know your neighbors and starting a Block Watch. Block Watch is one of the most effective crime prevention tools. Block Watch brings residents and law enforcement together to improve safety and prevent crime. Safety improves when neighbors watch out for each other by reporting suspicious activity and in progress crimes to 9-1-1. Crime prevention occurs when the opportunity for crime is removed and neighbors work together towards a safer neighborhood. If you are interested in setting up a Block Watch for your area, have questions and/or would like to learn more about this program- please feel free to contact me.

Below you will find my contact information, including email address and phone numbers. Keep an eye out for my newsletter next month, which will again focus on a specific crime/safety issue and include important prevention techniques. Below you will also find upcoming event in the SW Precinct in the next month, as well as other resources- such as the Seattle Police non-emergency phone number, the link for our online-reporting system and the link for how to ‘thank an SPD employee’.

 Contact me with questions, concerns, to request my presence at a future meeting, to discuss Block Watch, to request a free safety/security assessment of your home or business and/or if you are interested in free firearm cable locks.

Email address: Jennifer.Danner@seattle.gov    

Desk phone number: (206) 256-6820

Work cell phone number: (206) 471-2849


Upcoming events in SW Precinct-

  • National Night Out Against Crime

o  Tuesday August 7th, various locations

  • SW Precinct Picnic

o  Saturday August 11th, 11am- 3pm, Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW)

Other resources-

o  North Precinct- Mary Amberg- Mary.Amberg@seattle.gov

o  East Precinct-

o  West Precinct- Barb Biondo- Barbara.Biondo@seattle.gov

o  South Precinct- Mark Solomon- Mark.Solomon@seattle.gov

Did you know…?

    • The City of Seattle has spent no capital improvement dollars in our area in 20 years, despite certain areas being designated urban villages.
    • Our neighborhoods are at high risk for displacement — we want to make sure we can ALL continue to be able to afford to live here.
    • Roxhill Bog, in Roxhill Park, is the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, but this important urban wetland habitat is currently barely holding water.


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