American Shield Protection Services
Stockton Blvd Partnership (SBP) has provided private security patrol for the boulevard for over 17 years. In an ongoing effort to find the best and reliable provider, SBP put out a request for proposal in 2021 and hired American Shield Protection Services to provide patrol services starting in 2022. By focusing on mitigating so-called “nuisance crimes” the private security will be able to free law enforcement resources for more sinister crimes in our neighborhood. The program has grown substantially over the years. Initially, the service provided 40 weekly patrol hours. Today American Shield Protection Services Inc. officers are touring our community and providing over 70 hours or service and protection per week.
Patrol officers are available between 10 am and 8 pm daily 7 days a week to answer calls regarding suspicious persons, trespassers or other conditions which may impede your business or customers. Officers are committed to working in partnership with you and encourage you to call upon their services.
American Shield field officer can be reached at any time at 279-386-6255. When you call, please be ready to provide your name, call-back number, address, business name, a description of the event you are calling about, and a description of any person(s). This information is important to assist officers in quickly responding to and addressing your concerns.
American Shield and Stockton Blvd Partnership must have a “Notice of Agency” on file in order for the officers to trespass individuals from your property. Please print the form below, fill it out, and send it back to us by fax (916) 454-6021 or by email to email@example.com.
Police Observation Data
Another crime-prevention project has been the purchase of another Police Observation Device (POD) that the Police Department will install at a busy intersection on the boulevard. PODs, which the Sac PD has installed at various locations throughout the city, have cameras that record what happens in the intersection, as well as a license plate reader device that sends the license plate numbers of passing vehicles to a database that police can search by time, date and location. Police can thus detect criminal activity and track down any vehicles involved. The Sac PD installed a City-purchased POD a year ago at the intersection of Stockton Blvd. and Fruitridge Road. SBP paid for another two POD’s, which are placed at Stockton and 47 th Avenue and one installed where the Police Department deems it most useful for upcoming months. The three P.O.D’s on our corridor will aide the SBP in the area of focus on safety and security.
Safety on Stockton Meeting
The Safety on Stockton (S.O.S.) Committee meets once a month on the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon with local law enforcement agencies; the Sacramento City Police, Sacramento County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Prosecutor, Sacramento County Code Enforcement, and UC Davis Police. Discussions include how property owners can support law enforcement and methods to improve safety and security at individual properties, as well as, crime prevention and trending criminal activity.
SBP Supports Sacramento Police Department Bike Patrol
The Stockton Boulevard Partnership, the Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) along the Stockton Blvd commercial corridor, is collaborating with the City of Sacramento Police Department by sponsoring two additional police bicycles units for patrol along the corridor.
The Stockton Blvd Partnership values the opportunity to support the police and our community with these additional resources.
Sacramento Police will have the ability to deploy two officers, on bikes, throughout the Stockton Boulevard Corridor, for a distance of approximately six square miles. This coverage will include all properties and businesses between 2700 Stockton Boulevard at 2nd Avenue on the north end, to 6800 Stockton Boulevard at the south end.
SPD embraces the vision of “Making Sacramento the Safest Big City in California.” As a part of the vision, partnerships within our community are critical to crime reduction efforts and we rely on these partnerships to make Sacramento a desirable destination to live, work, and play. The Stockton Blvd Partnership is investing in the Boulevard with a share vision of Safety on Stockton.
Community Against Sexual Harm
The Stockton Blvd Partnership provided the seed money for C.A.S.H. and continues to support the project financially and with in-kind contributions. The C.A.S.H project was initiated in 2002 and came to fruition in 2007. The mission of the C.A.S.H. Program is to improve the lives of individuals victimized by, or at risk for sexual exploitation, violence, and prostitution by increasing their access to health and mental health education and services. C.A.S.H. accomplishes its mission by providing street-level outreach, trauma recovery services and assistance with referrals for substance abuse treatment, food banks, housing assistance, vocational training, and other basic services.
Our business corridor benefits from the C.A.S.H. program by having the prostitution activity eradicated from the area leaving the corridor feeling safe, clean and comfortable to employees, existing and potential customers.
LOCK YOUR CAR.
TAKE YOUR KEYS.
Friendly reminder from the Sacramento Police Department.
IF YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY CALL 9-1-1
Stockton Blvd Partnership wants you to keep it safe!!
Sacramento Police Department has noticed a rise in Car Theft in the South Area. Please report any suspicious activity or individuals to 911.
Businesses Please Be ALERT!!
- Lock your doors
- Remove your keys, or any spare keys from the vehicle
- Be sure that windows are closed
- Park in areas that have good lighting
- Do Not loan your vehicle to anyone you do not know well
- If you “See Something, Say Something”
You've had some Questions?
From the Sacramento County Homelessness Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some Answers from our County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy.
No. The County spends 18% of its budget on law enforcement and 36% of its budget on social services. The County spends more on social services than any other category:
- Social Services: 36%
- Community Services: 26%
- Public Safety and Justice: 18%
- Administrative Services: 12%
- General Government: 8%
- The County has approved two new-concept locations for Safe Stay Communities, adding another 165 indoor beds that provide privacy, dignity and a place for people to receive
services to end their homelessness.
- The County added 11 new behavioral health staff to the Encampment Service Teams to connect people to mental health and substance abuse services.
- Allocated $10 million in ARPA funding for a Landlord Engagement and Assistance Program (LEAP), which will fund re-housing of 300+ households from shelters and encampments.
- $2.5 million to fund 60 beds to support the Parkway Navigation team, prioritizing those
exiting the portion of the Parkway between 1-5 and Highway 160, with an annual goal of rehousing 180 people who previous lived on the Parkway.
- $5 million toward the construction of Marisol Village -an affordable housing project slated to add an additional 116 units to the final project.
- Allocated $28 million in MHSA funding since 2017 through the MHSA Housing Program and No Place Like Home Program.
- The County has 221 housing units funded through MHSA and an additional 234 coming in the next two years.
- $10 million to procure an additional 156 beds for Substance Use Disorder residential treatment
- $5 million for behavioral health crisis stabilization units required in Medi-Cal
- $7.5 million in Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds and federal match for additional Full Service Partnerships
- $1 million to expand the scattered site sheltering program
- $5 million to fund the new American River Parkway Homeless Reserve
Yes, Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for providing specialty mental health and substance use and prevention services throughout the County, inclusive of all of the cities. Whether homeless or not, Sacramento County is responsible for providing specialty mental health assessment and treatment services for those with severe needs and functional impairment.
Of the County’s 30,000 behavioral health and substance abuse clients, the County served 9,862 people in the City of Sacramento in 2021/22. Of those 9,862 City of Sacramento clients, the County served 1,281 people who were experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless.
There are approximately 2,600 emergency shelter beds throughout Sacramento County, serving individuals, families, and transition age youth. Most are available year-round; some are seasonally opened during inclement weather. The County currently funds about 1,300 of these beds, with another 165 set to welcome guests within the next six months.
Additionally, the County has 13 encampment team members and 17 homeless navigators, as well a behavioral health access clinician who offers ‘office hours’ at all shelters in the County, including those in the cities.
Sacramento County is currently working to stand up new shelter programs and locations and will announce details around those projects once they go to the Board of Supervisors for approval.
In June of 2022, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a collaborative Local Homeless Action Plan (LHAP) that was created in partnership with the Continuum of Care, Sacramento Steps Forward and the City of Sacramento. The Plan details the current state of homelessness in Sacramento County, lays out the current system gaps in shelter and housing resources to meet the needs of the population and establishes strategies in six key areas:
- Build and scale a Coordinated Access System (CAS)
- Ensure emergency shelter & interim housing is focused on rehousing
- Increase permanent housing opportunities
- Expand prevention & diversion programs
- Invest in community capacity building & training
- Ensure adequate behavioral health services