Below is an update from Captain Daniel Monk, SacPD South Command. Attached are June’s Chief report, Firearm Crime Report, and the 2nd quarter south command Chiefs report.

Chief’s Report by District – SOUTH – 2nd Quarter 2022

Firearm Crime Report – June 2022

Monthly Chief’s Report – June 2022

In the Monthly Chiefs report, you will see that we are making some progress on gun crime citywide, as shot spotter activations are down in all areas compared to last year.  Shooting reports, and the number of victims shot is also down citywide.  In the south command, for the 2nd quarter in District 4, those numbers are also down.  We did see an increase in shooting reports in District 5.

Also-Our department was involved in an officer involved shooting last night while trying to arrest an individual in the area of 16th Street and A Street.  The link to the press release can be found here.

Its hard to believe, but National Night Out for 2022 is just around the corner.  If you are having an event, and would like the police department to stop by, please register at the link below. We are asking that everyone register by Monday, July 25th.

Lastly, I’m excited to announce that the south command has a new POP Sgt.  I’m pleased to electronically introduce you to Sgt. Dani Longanecker.  I’m sure you will see her soon!


Daniel Monk

Sacramento PD, South Command

Also SacPD has provided a few general safety tips for those walking around a neighborhood.

1) Plan Your Route

Make sure you plan your route ahead of time. If you are walking in an area you are not familiar with, this can help keep you from getting lost. You will be able to walk with confidence. If you do get lost, don’t wander aimlessly, find a gas station, supermarket, or fast-food restaurant where you can ask for directions.

2) Make Sure Someone Else Knows Your Plans

Don’t go out without telling someone, even if you are just taking the dogs out for a walk around your neighborhood or walking home from a friend’s house nearby. It may seem paranoid, but in fact, knowing someone knows where you are can be reassuring and help you feel safe. If you fall and hurt yourself or run into trouble, and someone knows where you are, they can send help if you don’t arrive at your destination on time.

3) Always Carry Your Phone with You

Always carry your phone, but not for music or to make social calls as your walk. Your phone can be a lifeline if you see something suspicious or worse if something happens to you.

4) Avoid Suspicious People and Areas

Areas that are dark, deserted, or out-of-the-way, such as an alley or a parking lot, can be riskier than a well-lit area full of people. Stick to busy, lighted paths, to minimize the risks. Also, walk mainly in familiar places where you are known. That way, if you feel like a suspicious person is following you, you can always duck into a store you know or knock on a neighbor’s door.

5) Keep Your Hands Free

If you are carrying anything, put it all in one bag or backpack. This will make it easier for you to react if you notice someone following you. In a dangerous situation, carrying too many bags can keep you from moving as quickly as you can if your hands are free or if you only have one bag.

6) Carry a Non-Violent Deterrent

Carry a non-violent, legal to possess, deterrent such as a whistle, mace, or pepper spray. A whistle will help you alert others and call them to aid you if something is wrong. The loud noise may put off attackers.  Mace or pepper spray can give you enough time to evade a potential attacker.

7) Remove Any Distractions

Keep your phone in your hand in case you need to call the authorities, but don’t let it distract you. When walking alone for exercise, music can be motivating and energizing but also distracting. You may not hear someone driving or walking up behind you.

8) Trust Your Gut

When walking alone trust your gut. If you feel like an area or situation may be dangerous, don’t wait around to find out. Stop and scan your surroundings if you think someone is following you. If you are being followed, walk as quickly as you can to a well-lit public place. You can wait until you feel safe, or call a friend, a taxi, or an Uber to help you get safely get home.

Always be aware of where you are and alert to suspicious activity.