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Queen Anne Neighborhood Community Meeting on January 14, 2016

FYI – The Queen Anne residents are having a community meeting on January 14, 2016 at the Queen Anne Baptist Church at 7pm. If you have friends or family residing in Queen Anne this would be a great opportunity to voice there concerns on safety and crime with the recent shooting at Kerry Park over the weekend its important for the community to discuss option to prevent other crimes in their neighborhood.

There is a group of resident are in the process of forming a patrol program similar to the beginning February 1, 2016.  Please pass the word about this meeting to your friends and family.

The newly organization our supporter for any patrol program in any neighborhood in the city. Please come and support the residents of Queen Anne.

Thank you,

Joe Villarino
Executive Director
Magnolia Patrol

Community Meeting, Wednesday January 6th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Please Attend!

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the United Church of Christ located at 3555 W. McGraw St. A group of residents from Magnolia and other communities in the city will be having a community safety meeting to rally together and address the ongoing “crime” city-wide. This meeting will be focused on concerns and solutions that we as residents of our community want our elected officials, police and the Mayor to address our concerns now.

Magnolia Patrol does supports this effort and we will continue to help other neighborhoods. On a side note, their is a core group of residents on Queen Anne that are working together to start a patrol program next year. The website is Please spread the word to your family and friends who live on Queen Anne. They are also looking for volunteers.

Magnolia Patrol Board of Directors will be attending this meeting and if you have any questions for us we are available at the meeting. I will also share our progress of our patrols this month. Please stop by and support our community and our neighboring communities.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime. I will send a reminder a week prior to this meeting.

Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors and our Advisory Council.


Joe Villarino
Executive Director
Magnolia Patrol

New 1st Watch SPD Officer!

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with Officer Mike McDonald our new SPD district officer. We discussed about our Magnolia Patrol Association and the needs of our community especially property crimes and our expectations as a community.

He came to us from the Q3 sector in the lower Queen Anne area and is very familiar with our Magnolia area, since he was the back up unit to our previous officer for the past 5 years. Our previous officer who retired due to a OPA Complaint from a resident who voiced her concern on a incident a few months ago on

You will not see Officer McDonald at Starbucks unless it is work related or getting information from a community leader or residents about the hot spots of crime in Magnolia. He is very pro-active and he will be out patrolling and giving out tickets especially in the school zone at Blaine on 32nd Ave W. and on 34th Ave W. This is fair warning when school starts to other residents driving your kids to school.

I will be meeting with very often to coordinate our efforts with the Magnolia Patrol and Block Watches.

So far we have been receiving emails and praise from residents about Officer McDonald since being assigned to Magnolia in a very short time as our district officer. Please give him a warm welcome to our community.

You will only be able to email him or call 911 while he is on duty. His email is Please email him if there are any issues you may have in your neighborhood or contact me and I will pass it on during our meetings with him.

Also, I will be updating our contributors and donators on the current status of Magnolia Patrol and efforts that we have done the past 90 days.

We are also planning a community meeting this month and will be sending out the meeting date very soon.

Best Regards,

Joe Villarino
Executive Director
Magnolia Patrol

Ph: 206.414.9314



The Community Police Academy

The Community Police Academy Program is designed to educate the public in the operations of the Seattle Police Department, while also giving the Department a chance to obtain valuable feedback from the community. The purpose of the Community Police Academy is to increase understanding between the Seattle Police Department and the community members of Seattle through education and interaction.

Community participants will become familiar with various facets of the Seattle Police Department and gain insight into law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and the daily work of police employees. With increased understanding, Seattle’s community and police can work together and achieve realistic solutions to neighborhood problems relating to crime, fear of crime, and neighborhood decay. This class is both fun and educational and often challenges the myths and images of law enforcement by providing a realistic view of police procedures.


Maggie Olsen
Program Manager
(206) 684-8672

Who can participate?

    • You must be at least 18 years old.
    • The program is free.
  • Individuals who are active in their communities are encouraged to apply.

Instructors are officers and personnel from the Department who are experts in their fields. The classroom atmosphere is positive and highly interactive. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss topics of interest with instructors.

SPD offers an eleven-week evening Community Police Academy twice a year in the spring and again in the fall. The Department also offers a One-Day Academy quarterly for those who have an interest in the eleven-week sessions but can’t make the time commitment. The One-Day Academy provides a brief overview of a number of the classes that are given during the eleven-week sessions.

One day Academy

Apply to the One Day Academy:The next one day academy accepting participants will be held: TBD

Space is very limited and all applicants must pass a records check. Be sure to sign your application and include a copy of your ID. Return your application to

What is covered during the one day class?

The One-Day Academy provides a brief overview of a number of classes given during the regular sessions.

Get a look at topics such as:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Patrol Operations and Procedures
  • Search & Seizure
  • Arson
  • Prism Firearms Simulator (a use of force firearms training simulator)

ELEVEN-Week Academy

  • Participants are required to make a commitment to attend the eleven-week course.
  • Each evening class lasts an average of four hours and covers two topics.
  • Students also have the opportunity to ride along with officers on patrol.
Apply to the Eleven-Week Academy:The next Eleven-Week Academy will start on: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 (ends Thursday Nov 19th, 2015).

Eleven Week Application Adobe

Eleven Week Application Word

Space is very limited and all applicants must pass a records check. Be sure to sign your application and include a copy of your ID. Return your application by Friday, July 10th, 2015 to

What is covered during the Eleven-Week Academy?

  • Office of Professional Accountability
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Criminal Law, Arrest Procedures, Search and Seizure
  • Patrol Operations and Procedures
  • Public Affairs Unit
  • 9-1-1 Communications Center
  • Crimes Against Property
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Officer Safety and Defensive Tactics
  • Narcotics
  • Arson/Bomb
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic/Parking Enforcement
  • Firearms Classroom Training
  • Shoot/Don’t Shoot
  • Bias Crimes
  • Sex Offender Information
  • SWAT/Hostage Negotiations Team
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Elder Abuse
  • Seattle Police Officers Guild


Just a reminder! July 4th and Fireworks

Personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle.

Magnolia Patrol & SPD Community Policing Team would like to remind the public that fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle.

The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them. Every year the Seattle Fire Department responds to fireworks-related fires and injuries. The holiday related fires and injuries are preventable.

On the 4th of July, 911 centers become overloaded with non-emergency fireworks calls. DO NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help from police, fire or medics. Unnecessary 911 calls block people with real emergencies from reaching 911 and getting help.

Any fireworks-related fires or injuries should be reported directly to 911. Other fireworks violations may be reported by calling the Seattle Police non-emergency number at .
Calling 9-1-1 about fireworks

Magnolia Community Policing Team

Hi all,

MPA last week met with the Magnolia Community Policing Team Lt. Marc Garth Green. MPA wanted to make sure we meet with the SPD Community Policing Team before we begin our community patrols. We discussed what MPA’s goals are for the Magnolia Community and we are happy to work closely within the strategies of the Community Policing Team. Our SPD leads are Sgt. Gracie and Officer Larrabee. Here are the priorities of the SPD Community Policing Team.

1. Theft Car Prowl & Vehicle Prowling

2. Burglary – Residential | Commercial

3. RV/Bus/Car campers alongside city streets

4. Transient tent camping in city parks, city green belts, and SDOT right of ways

Attached to this email is their Micro Community Policing Summary. MPA discussed the concerns of our membership and are happy to use the resources to add additional patrols each week.

Just a reminder, we will be at the Farmers Market each weekend and we hope you stop by at our MPA table. We will be adding a resource page very soon and a link for any paid members for vacation request. We are very close to reaching our paid membership goals for this month.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,

Joe Villarino
Executive Director
Magnolia Patrol

Ph: 206.414.9314





King 5 News at 11pm – Magnolia Patrol

Hi all,

We are being featured on King 5 News tonight at 11pm. Brad Renton, President of the Whittier Heights Patrol was also interviewed today and he will be giving an update of there patrols that started in January of this year. If you have time to watch it tonight great.  If not, we will see you tomorrow morning at the Farmers Market.

Don’t forget to stop by our table at the Farmers Market across the street from Umpqua Bank. We will be sitting with the other non-profit organization in the Magnolia Community.

Magnolia Patrol Board of Directors will be present to answer any questions you may have about our patrols we have invited the representative and our Seattle Police Community Policing Team Officer Larabee.

We will be accepting membership subscriptions at the table or you may go to and subscribe.

Hope to see you there!

Best Regards,

Joe Villarino
Executive Director
Magnolia Patrol

Ph: 206.414.9314



Magnolia Patrol Subscription is now LIVE!

The Magnolia Patrol Association subscription link is now LIVE! and that everyone is free to subscribe at any time on the website or click this link below.

Our grand opening launch date is June 6, 2015 10am-2pm at the Farmers Market opening day for the year.

We will have a table outside the Farmers Market on 32nd and McGraw St. We will have volunteers to answer any questions that you may have about the Magnolia Patrol.

We will be accepting membership subscription during that time. We accept checks, and credit cards at the table or for your convenience you may mail your checks or walk over to the Mailbox office at 3213 W. Wheelers St. and drop it off with Dan at the front counter.

or Mail your checks to Magnolia Patrol Association, 3213 W. Wheeler St. Seattle, Washington 98199.

Please spread the word and share this email to your friends and neighbors who lives in Magnolia.

Attached is our Magnolia Patrol brochure.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Joe Villarino

Executive Director

Ph: 206.414.9314





Your New Official Board of Directors for MPA!


I would like to announce our first official board of directors and advisory council for Magnolia Patrol.

Volunteer Board of Directors

President – Christian Binkley

Vice President – Norm Parks

Treasurer – Matt Gross

Secretary – Sally Annabella

Board Member – Ian Ward.

Volunteer Staff

Executive Director – Joe Villarino

Volunteer Advisory Council

Gretchen Taylor

Bart Geodhard

Neil Woodward

Michael Ruddell

All their contact information and biography is on the about page at

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact them anytime via email.

I will be managing the day to day operations of the Magnolia Patrol.

You may contact me below.

Thank you for your time and support.

Joe Villarino

MPA Executive Director

Ph: 206.414.9314