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More than three years after opening its doors, the Natomas Police and Community Resource Center continues to thrive thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers.
Opened in January 2009, the NPCRC is designed to support both the Sacramento Police Dept. and its officers as well as the Natomas community.
The center is almost entirely staffed by volunteers, with city and county agencies occasionally holding office hours.
Volunteers at the center are trained to help area residents with concerns about potential criminal activity, victims of a crime in need of assistance, and those with family problems who do not know which governmental agency can assist them.
Services provided at the center include filing online police reports, code enforcement issues, crime/safety tips, city resources, community events, brochures and notices. Community associations and groups may also use the center to hold meetings.
More recently, 11 of the volunteers have become Volunteers in Police Service program members which enables them to sign off on fix-it tickets such as expired tags/registration, tinted windows, tail/head lights not working. (They cannot sign off on insurance issues).
The center is always in need of donated supplies including:
- Gift cards from Staples
- Two-ply toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Clorox disinfecting wipes
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Bottled water
- Cookies and candy (wrapped)
The NPCRC is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 2701 Del Paso Road, in Suite 140, (Safeway shopping center). A sign hangs in the window if a VIPS member is on duty.
Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, contact Molly Fling at [email protected] or call the center at (916) 419-6431.