As the pandemic has shifted, more and more of us are returning to work in our office buildings throughout the downtown Seattle area. Maintaining personal safety while navigating the downtown Seattle area and while on public transportation is a concern that many of us share.
You and your firms are invited to join us for a crime prevention and personal safety discussion facilitated by representatives from the Seattle Police Department. Through this session, you will:
- Know the important role your instincts and gut reactions play
- Discover potentially dangerous situations and how to avoid them
- Learn how to make a safety plan
- Decrease the odds of becoming a victim
We are offering two 90-minute sessions: Our first session is open to all genders. The second session is specifically tailored to women. You may attend the session of your choice.
All PSALA members and their firms are invited to participate!
Have a question that you would like to submit in advance? Please submit it here.
Meeting links will be sent after registration. Both sessions will be recorded.
About the Speakers:
Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
City of Seattle
Jennifer Danner graduated from Seattle University, with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2016. While pursuing her Master’s, she was given the opportunity to work as a Research Analyst for the Seattle Police Department, working on the Micro-Community Policing Plan Project. Upon graduation, Jennifer was offered a full-time position with the Seattle Police Department as the SW Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator.
As Crime Prevention Coordinator, Jennifer has the privilege of working with Seattle community members to hopefully reduce their likelihood of being a victim of crime by offering safety/security assessments, assistance with Block Watch groups, and by presenting at community events and meetings. She also runs a few community outreach programs, including the Women’s Personal Safety Program, and Paws on Patrol.
Jennifer has received numerous certifications while at SPD, and also serves as the secretary for the Washington State Crime Prevention Association.
Officer Matthew Roberson
Youth Outreach Officer – Collaborative Policing Bureau
Seattle Police Department (SPD)
Officer Matthew Roberson started working for the City of Seattle in 2007 as a teen program leader at South Park Community Center. At the end of 2012, he joined the Seattle Police Department and worked patrol in the South Precinct for 4 years before he started his current position as a Youth Outreach Officer in the Collaborative Policing Bureau. He focuses on violence prevention, intervention, and relationship building activities with young people often working in collaboration with various youth serving agencies. He leads talking and education programs, mentor’s youth, participates in community events, and organizes a wide variety of Seattle Police Activities League (SEAPAL) activities