Sacramento Police Partners with Social Network


Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers announces partnership to form virtual neighborhood watch groups with Silicon Valley-based Nextdoor. / Photo by Marc Laver

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The Sacramento Police Department today announced it will partner with Silcon Valley-based Nextdoor in an effort to help make neighborhoods safer.

Police said the partnership with Nextdoor will be used to create virtual neighborhood watch programs throughout the city. The City of New York announced a similar partnership with Nextdoor a week ago.

“All safe neighborhoods have one thing in common, they communicate with each other, and we just want to be a part of that,” said Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers. “Nextdoor provides a foundation that enables the community members to use a social networking tool to help us make a stronger and safer Sacramento.”

The Sacramento Police Department and Nextdoor plan to host eight community meetings in each of the city’s eight council district to introduce and explain the new partnership.

The first meeting will be held in Natomas at 6:30 p.m. on June 26 at Universal Technical Institute campus, 4100 Duckhorn Boulevard.

Nextdoor is a free, private social network that creates Facebook-like online communities for neighborhoods.

Police said the partnership with Nextdoor will enable them to deliver public safety information, crime prevention tips, and community activities to specific Nextdoor sites, or to larger areas within Sacramento.

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