A Sneak Peek At Future Police Resource Center

A new Police Resource Center slated for North Natomas is one step closer to opening its doors.

Last week, members of the North Natomas Crime & Safety Leadership Team toured the site of the future center which will be located in the former Hot Dog Music store in the Town Center shopping center (think Safeway). The center is tentatively scheduled to open in about a month.

The center will include resources for the community such as computers where area residents can file an online police reports or pick up neighborhood watch information. Sacramento police officer Kurt McCray, who helps coordinate area neighborhood watch efforts, is expected to be at the center one day a week.

The city’s Neighborhood Services division is also slated to have a presence at the center. Efforts are underway to get code enforcement and a youth services component at the center.

Team reps say the police resource center is not meant to replace plans for a police substation in the North Natomas neighborhood. The city currently has long-term plans to build a combination fire and police station on the west side.

Volunteers will be needed to help staff the new police resource center.


  1. Task the taxpayers with policing their community. Great plan. Double jeopardy: Pay taxes for public safety, then volunteer your time to fill in the gaps for lack of public safety resources. Wow. Lucky us.

  2. While the above comment may indeed be true, an extra police car or two in that shopping center may help deter some of the crime North Natomas is currently seeing. In these times, I guess I would pay the price to see Natomas swing back up. Maybe a similar station across the street from Inderkum to help deter the rowdy students there is a good idea. Lord knows it would be a much more welcome addition to Natomas shopping centers than another stale fast-food joint.

  3. what happened to the police blotter column down the right side of the page? That was great…a good glimpse into what’s going on in Natomas.


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