This week we celebrated the one year anniversary of our partnership with the Sacramento Police Department! Nextdoor’s Head of Communications, Kelsey Grady, headed to Sacramento to celebrate the anniversary alongside Sacramento Police Chief Samuel Somers, Jr.
Just over a year ago, the Sacramento Police Department adopted Nextdoor as one of several tools used to improve neighbor-to-neighbor communications as well as increase participation in Neighborhood Watch across the city.
The Department set a goal to grow membership to 10,000 residents during its first year, which it reached ahead of schedule in just five months! Since last June, the number of Sacramento residents using Nextdoor has increased 432%, and 86% of the neighborhoods in Sacramento have launched Nextdoor websites.
Chief Somers emphasized that Nextdoor has been an integral part of the Department’s strategy to make Sacramento the safest big city in California. He said crime was down 10% last year, had fallen another 15% this year, and their Neighborhood Watch program had grown by 50%. He credited resident engagement and Nextdoor for providing tools to help neighbors connect with each other and the police. As a result, today the Department set a new goal to grow Nextdoor membership to 50,000 in the year ahead.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work together with the Sacramento Police Department to help make Sacramento an even better place to call home. We look forward to the upcoming year and welcoming even more Sacramento neighbors to Nextdoor!
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