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Welcome to the Sacramento Gender Community Safety Site

Our First Seminar

Sacramento's first Gender Community Safety Seminar was scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2009. Members of the LGBTQI and gender community, family, friends, allies and helping professionals worked together to teach the community how to be as safe as possible and featured speakers such as:

Lt. Stephan Thorne of the San Francisco Police Department. He is the highest-ranking out transgender law enforcement official in the country, according to San Francisco Police Commission President Theresa Sparks, who is also transgender. Thorne is one of the top-ranked LGBT officers in the SFPD.Lieutenant Thorne will speak about safety awareness and interacting with your local police.

Sacramento Police Department Central Area Commander Capt. Dana Matthes and Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Assistant Commander Lt. Rosanne Richeal will discuss measures being taken by local law enforcement and how we can help improve our personal and public safety.

David Nylund PhD, MSW will discuss from a counselor's perspective personal safety, avoiding danger and coping with the emotional trauma of abuse, harassment and violence. Dr. Nylund is an author, associate professor of social work at California State University, Sacramento and a leading clinical supervisor of counseling services to the Sacramento gender community.

Self-defense instructor Midge Marino will give a workshop on self-defense and personal safety techniques. Midge Marino is a self-defense expert and Kinesiology professor at California State University, Sacramento.

Contact Information

Sacramento Police LGBT Liaison
Captain Dana Matthes
Email: dmatthes@pd.cityofsacramento.org
Phone: (916) 808-4511

Sacramento Sheriff LGBT Liaison
Lt. Rosanne Richeal
Phone: (916) 875-9600

David Nylund, PhD, MSW
Email: dknylund@csus.edu

Self Defense
Midge Marino
Phone: (916) 278-7560

Trans Sensitivity Training
Lt. Stephan Thorne
Email: stephan.thorne@sfgov.org
Phone: (415) 553-1558

Sacramento Transgender Coalition
Ben Hudson
Email: bhudson@sactgc.org
Phone: (916) 832-4358

Report Hate Crimes

Sacramento Police Department
Emergencies911 or 732-0100
TTY for Hearing Impaired911 or 808-0639
Bias & Hate Crime Hotline916-808-2427
Crime Alert Hotline443-HELP (4357)
Pager for Hearing Impaired916-948-0106
Non-Emergency Response916-264-5471
Sacramento County Sheriff
Sheriff's Non-Emergency916-874-5115
Hate Crime Reporting916-442-0185 x132
Emergencies911 or 874-5111
TDD for Hearing Impaired916-874-7128


Crime Alert Website
Crime Alert provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.


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A small card to keep in your wallet with the above phone numbers.

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The advertisement for this safety seminar.

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