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Neighborhood Engagement Strategy Talks


The US Department of Justice, Community Relations Service, in partnership with the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Police Department is excited to announce the launch of a series of community engagement and problem-solving dialogues to take place in the coming weeks.  We are looking for participants who live in each Police District willing to dedicate their time to learning about existing police policies and concerns, provide feedback, and work together to improve public safety in Sacramento.

The initial focus groups will be part of a facilitated dialogue with the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service where they will identify and prioritize issues of concern, hear from local experts on existing procedures, and generate valuable feedback which can be used to improve current policies.  The work of these focus groups will result in the creation of topical subcommittees tasked with bringing recommendations forward to the City of Sacramento.

To adequately represent the diversity of the City of Sacramento, each District team will be comprised representatives from multiple distinct groups.  These will include: youth (18-25); faith community representatives; social services/non-profit providers; business leaders; educators; and members of the community at large.  (Final selection will be by random lottery if numbers do not allow full participation.)

Participants must be:

  • Open to learning from one another
  • Prepared to research and ask questions on issues of concern
  • Commit to a process of collaborative problem solving and option creation
  • Between the ages of 18-25 if applying for a “youth” slot 


Proposed NEST Session dates are below.  All meetings will be held from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Residents will be invited to attend the meeting in the Police District where they live and will be notified by email with additional details, including the meeting location.

  • District 1 (Natomas): July 11, 2018
  • District 2 (North Sacramento): July 12, 2018
  • District 3 (Downtown and Midtown): June 14, 2018
  • District 4 (Land Park and Pocket): June 27, 2018
  • District 5 (South Sacramento): June 28, 2018
  • District 6 (East Sacramento and Oak Park): June 20, 2018


Here is what we need from you: