Sacramento’s City Council Considering Revamping City’s 9-1-1 Systme

Sacramento’s City Council is talking about revamping the city’s 9-1-1 system so that some calls are sent to non-traditional responders.  Mayor Darrell Steinberg envisions the plan including a new city division that he would call the Office of Community Response.

 

The Mayor is calling for an initial investment of $5 million to establish the department. The Sacramento Police Officers Association thinks Mayor Steinberg’s proposal “reflects a lack of understanding about the underlying issues.” Officer Timothy Davis is suggesting “a partnership between law enforcement and social workers, as well as triage centers and long-term services.”