Updated: Crime prevention in Edmonds’ Hwy 99 area topic of July 15 remote meeting with city officials

Mayor Mike Nelson
Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless
Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas

Updated to clarify this meeting is for those living around and along the Highway 99 neighborhood.

Edmonds residents who want to learn more about crime prevention in Edmonds’ Highway 99 area are invited to join Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson, Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless and City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for a remote Zoom meeting this Wednesday, July 15 .

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is available by logging in to https://zoom.us/join.
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The meeting was prompted by concerns about the crime from neighbors in Edmonds’ Highway 99/Lake Ballinger neighborhood.

  1. Edmonds is Edmonds, and not Seattle, Chicago, New York, Detroit or Minneapolis. Keep treating the Edmonds Police Department with respect, which is certainly well deserved. Edmonds Police have certainly kept a low profile recently. Let’s find out what the police department might need. We certainly can do a few things to help them out. Bring the office a gift card to your favorite coffee shop or restaurant. Make them feel comfortable with just a smile and a hello. You certainly can make their lives easier by getting help if you have family problems. Drive the speed limit, and watch out for pedestrians. Do not walk or run alone. Install cameras that cover your driveway. If you drive by your home and there are places your front door is hidden, it is time to prune your hedges down. By being proactive you are allowing our police to be more effective.

  2. Since I don’t live in the Highway 99 neighborhood, I won’t sign on and participate. But I do have a question for Chief Lawless: Would it be helpful to have a precinct house or substation in or near the 99 corridor? Have a portion of your patrol officers stationed there so they can respond more quickly to local 911 calls.

  3. I don’t think they have enough officers to man another building, I believe there are only like 4 – 6 on duty at one time.

    1. Wish the word of this was better disseminated to community. I would have joined as I live in the area being discussed.

  4. I live in the affected area but didn’t see the notice of the meeting in time to participate. Will there be a summary posted, or some other opportunity to learn what was discussed? This would be much appreciated!

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