SAL NEWSLETTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
FLORIN LAW ACADEMY STUDENTS
DECEMBER 2021
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • President - Sheriff Scott Jones
  • Vice President - Undersheriff Erik Maness
  • Director - Lieutenant Cary Trzcinski
  • Treasurer - Chief Santos Ramos
  • Board Member - Captain Brandon Luke
  • Board Member - Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Board Member - Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
  • Board Member - Deputy Veronica Cervantes
SAL/YSU TEAM
  • Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Anthony Chilelli
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy Jessica Hauck
  • Deputy Kristy Walls
  • Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
SHOP WITH A COP
WALMART ON ANTELOPE RD
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Shop with a Cop event took place Saturday, December 18th, 2021. Youth from the Sheriff’s Explorer Program and the SAL Youth Leadership Council planned and executed this event, selecting families from Sacramento County and giving them an opportunity to join with members of the Sheriff’s Office, including YSU deputies, for a shopping spree.
WALMART ON GERBER RD
Additionally, a Shop with a Cop event took place on Friday, December 17th in the South area. This year, over forty families and 100 plus youth from the Sacramento area received assistance. Both of these events would not have been possible without the generosity of SAL, the Sheriff's Office and Walmart personnel.
SANTA PARADE
MIX 96 held the 38th Annual Santa Parade in the heart of downtown Sacramento on Saturday, Dec. 11th. Sheriff Scott Jones, SAL and the Sheriff's Office represented big this year with seven organizations taking part in this historic event. The Sheriff's Toy Project out did themselves with a magnificent Star Wars themed float.
COCOA WITH A COP
On December 20th, SAL deputies along with the Sacramento Sheriff's Office (SSO) Community Relations Unit took over a portion of the Antelope Walmart parking lot to host Cocoa with a Cop a family friendly event which offered the community an opportunity to drink cocoa, eat breakfast pastries, play games, receive swag and chat it up with SSO personnel.

Thank you to the Antelope Walmart for their continued community support.
GOOD NIGHT LIGHTS
Every Tuesday of the month, YSU deputies and other first responders teamed up to bring some holiday magic to patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Fire trucks and marked cars rolled in to the front parking circle and filled the night sky with their vehicle’s flashing and strobing lights.

Young patients and families watched and waved back with flashlights of their own from the windows of hospital rooms above. The special night lit up the sky, but more importantly lifted up the spirits of young children at the Northern California Shriners Hospital.
QUICK QUACKS 12 DAYS OF GIVING
SAL assisted the Sheriff's Toy Project raise monetary and toy donations by being present at various Quick Quack Car Wash locations throughout the Sacramento region. The generosity and donations made by Quick Quack Car Wash and their patrons helped put smiles on a lot of children's faces this year!
SAFETYVILLE
For the first time, Safetyville decked the halls, buildings and streets with lights to present Winter Glow- three nights of family fun (and educational) activities intertwined with holiday cheer.

Personnel from a variety of safety organizations, including SAL, lined the streets and provided visiting families with tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.
CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION WITH DUTCH BROS.
&
TOY DISTRIBUTION WITH TOY PROJECT
SAL partnered with Dutch Brothers Coffee to make one local Sacramento boy's holiday a little brighter by donating presents to him this holiday season. This young boy was hospitalized with multiple broken bones after being the sole survivor of a vehicle crash which took his parents and siblings lives over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Generous community members helped the Sheriff's Toy Project collect hundreds of toys last month. YSU and patrol deputies helped to deliver holiday treasures to a variety of businesses and multiple families on behalf of the Sheriff's Toy Project throughout the holiday season.
CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
Multiple SAL youth members from the Florin High School Law Academy (FLA) and the Young Marines assisted in the preparation and execution of California's best marathon- the CIM- the weekend of December 4th and 5th.
Florin Law Academy
Seniors
Florin Law Academy Juniors
Young Marines
With over 10,000 runners flooding the streets of Sacramento County, the Young Marines and FLA volunteers played a pivotal role in assisting the event organizers by filling and handing out water bottles, checking in runners and their belongings, ensuring runners made it to the start line and cheering on runners as they crossed the finish line.
BEST BUDDIES
ANTELOPE HIGH SCHOOL VS CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
UNIFIED SPORTS BASKETBALL GAME
One the evening of December 7th, the Best Buddies chapters of Antelope High School and Center High School took to center court to play a game of basketball. SAL coaches assisted students from both Best Buddies chapters, who were excited to represent their school and wear their school's Varsity team jerseys! The Best Buddies programs allow Antelope and Center High students, along with YSU deputies and SAL volunteers, to mentor students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
FLORIN LAW ACADEMY (FLA) MENTORING PROGRAM
Mentors from SAL and the Sheriff's Office met with their Florin Law Academy mentees and discussed the importance of a well structured resume. Mentors and students check-in with one another throughout the school year and discuss a variety of topics to assist students with planning for their futures. The goal of the mentor program is to increase diversity in the legal profession by providing education, training, and opportunities to low income, at risk students.
If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through any of our programs, contact Deputy Jessica Hauck at jhauck@sacsheriff.com.

AMAZING ATHLETES SOCCER TOURNAMENT
SAL was fortunate to partner with San Juan Unified School District and Amazing Athletes for a soccer tournament on December 7th in North Sacramento. Over 1,000 student participants and their families represented Howe, Greer, Cottage, and Del Paso Manor Elementary Schools.
Many players are recent Afghanistan refugees who have not had any experience with US law enforcement. SAL helped to bridge the gap with our new community members and welcomed them to the Sacramento area. Fun was had by all!

A special thanks to: Sacramento Toy Project for donating bikes, and deputies who came out and helped translate in Pashto, Farsi, and Arabic.
If anyone is interested in helping out or coaching you can contact Deputy Kristy Walls at kwalls@yahoo.com.

LUNCHTIME WITH YSU
SAL and North area deputies spent the lunch hour with the middle school staff and students at Foothill Ranch School. Playing basketball, raffling off bicycles and letting everyone know YSU was there for them provided the staff and students a little emotional relief from recent school events.

BEV'S ANGELS FOUNDATION
SAL received an amazing donation of brand new toys, bikes and sports equipment from Bev's Angels Foundation. Bev's Angels is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children to achieve their potential by providing them with essentials to empower them to unlock their magic within. SAL has been busy handing out the items donated by Bev's Angles to many deserving youths throughout Sacramento County.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Twice a month, YSU deputies help facilitate the Youth Leadership Council (YLC). YLC is a program designed to help develop and strengthen the leadership skills of our future leaders.
YLC students were hard at work this month participating in the Santa Parade, Cocoa with a Cop and attending their monthly meetings. Also, YLC assisted in organizing not one but two Shop with a Cop events.
For further information on YLC, contact Lieutenant Hodgkins at shodgkins@sacsheriff.com.
COUNCIL FOR YOUNG MEN & GIRLS CIRCLE

Every Tuesday, at Barrett Ranch Elementary, YSU deputies host a Girls Circle and a Council for Young Men group. Deputies facilitate many different topics such as self-respect, bullying, resisting peer pressure and much more.
FAMILY NIGHT AT LIBERTY TOWERS
YSU deputies participate in Liberty Tower's "Family Night" every Thursday. This allows deputies to foster positive relationships with the community!

CONGRATULATIONS DEPUTY CERVANTES!

SAL would like to extend a congratulations to fellow SAL Board Member Deputy Veronica Cervantes on being selected to join the City of Rancho Cordova Police Department. SAL wishes Deputy Cervantes the best in her career endeavors with RCPD and the Sheriff's Office.
OUR NEWEST MEMBER!
Deputy Anthony Chilelli transferred to YSU in late December. He enjoys spending time with family and recently finished building a large addition onto his home. When he is not busy with home projects, he enjoys traveling. Welcome to the team!
If you're interested in joining our team, contact Sergeant Flores at sflores@sacsheriff.com.
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
S.H.O.C.K.
S.H.O.C.K. is a structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement. Currently, S.H.O.C.K. is the only youth diversion program in Northern California.

SAL is excited to offer a new S.H.O.C.K. session this coming February 2022. If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
If you have any questions regarding S.H.O.C.K. contact Kristy Walls at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
SAL would like to extend a congratulations to fellow SAL Board Member Deputy Veronica Cervantes on being selected to join the City of Rancho Cordova Police Department. SAL wishes Deputy Cervantes the best in her career endeavors with RCPD and the Sheriff's Office.
GUNS & HOSES 48TH ANNUAL
PIG BOWL CHARITY FOOTBALL
GAME & SAFETY FAIR
The Guns and Hoses Pig Bowl Association is hosting its 48th annual charity football game at Capital Christian (9470 Micron Ave. Sac 95827) on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Proceeds from the game have been donated to numerous local Sacramento charities such as the Sheriff's Toy Project, Make-A-Wish Central California and the Sheriff's Activities League!

Come game day, stop by the Kids Safety Fair to say hello to SAL members, YSU deputies and pick up some cool swag! Kids Safety Fair opens at 11 a.m. with kick-off at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there.

If you would like to purchase tickets or make a donation to this year's event and support SAL in the process, please click on the "Pig Bowl "link below.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
SAL would like to thank the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Mack Road Partnership for their generous donations.
SAL would like to thank Walmart for continuously donating to the Sacramento community!
Thank you, Becca Whitman from Raley's, for donating many meals to the Sacramento community!
Amazon has donated multiple pallets of non-perishable items for SAL deputies to deliver to families in need, churches, schools, and shelters!

Thank you, Amazon, for helping feed our local community!