Interim Police Chief Shelgren shares award letter

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Dear Chief Shelgren,

As he President and CEO of Location, Inc., creators of the neighborhood research site, NeighborhoodScout, I am pleased to inform you that Lincoln, CA has achieved the ranking of 48th safest city in America, based on our latest research. We wish to present you with the enclosed certificate in recognition of this tremendous civic achievement.

At NeighborhoodScout, we are passionate about uncovering true and comprehensive characteristics of every neighborhood in America, including safety. We know that the success of any crime prevention strategy required a resourceful, vigilant police force and the full commitment of a city’s residents. When a community actively participates in the safety measures established by law enforcement, together they build a culture of security and self-confidence that’s reflected in the health of the housing market and local economy.

The enclosed 2013 Safest Cities in America award honors not only the accomplishments of your police force, but also a community bonded in prideful citizenship.

Since 2002, NeighborhoodScout has guided millions of prospective homebuyers in making location decision, offering patented search capabilities and enterprise-grade real estate data on crime, school quality, home value trends, and more. Each year we publish a list of the top 100 Safest Cities in America, calculated on cities with 25,000 or more population, and based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents.

Data used for this research are 1) the total number of UCR crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city. The UCR crime counts reflect calendar year 2011 crimes, which are the most recent and fully vetted data with complete national coverage classified by the FBI as ‘Final, Non-preliminary.’ To learn more about our methodology, please visit and click on the Safest Cities in America link.

Shortly after you receive this award packet, our team will email a digital award medallion to We welcome you to display this medallion electronically on your website and share it via social media with the residents of your community. Doing so will drive awareness of your team’s excellent performance while promoting the desirability of Lincoln, CA to web and social media users all cross America. If this email address is not correct, please notify us at and we will resend.

On behalf of Locations, Inc., please accept our sincere congratulations to your team and to the people of Lincoln, CA for achieving this honorable designation as one of the top 100 Safest Cities in America.


Andrew Schiller, President & CEO