APRIL 2021
SAL NEWSLETTER
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
  • Board Member - Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
  • Board Member - Deputy Veronica Cervantes
SAL/YSU TEAM

  • Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy MaryAnn Sutton
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
  • Matt Hill CHP South Community Relations Officer
  • Matt Burgess CHP South Community Relations Officer
APRIL HIGHLIGHTS
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EASTER EGG HUNT AT FAIRYTALE TOWN
Over 1,000 adults and children attended the first ever Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt at Fairytale Town! A live band from Bigger Than Us Arts rocked out while children collected eggs and turned them in for goodies and prizes.
Golden eggs were hidden throughout the park that contained a ticket for a special Easter prize. The event was a success and everyone had a great time!
SAL would like to thank the Explorers and Young Marines for volunteering at Fairytale Town!
EASTER AT
SAM PANNELL COMMUNITY CENTER
Deputies partnered with Chef Mike, a community leader in the South Sacramento area, and handed out Easter baskets to the youth during a food distribution event!
YOUNG MARINES
Every first Saturday of the month, Young Marines take a field trip to Rancho Murieta to participate in flight training with the Young Eagles.
Every third Saturday of the month, Young Marines participate in the American River Parkway Foundation's monthly clean-up challenge by hiking in a predetermined park and picking up any trash along their trail. Afterwards, they enjoy team building at True Aim Airsoft.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (YLC)
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, deputies help facilitate the Youth Leadership Council, a program designed to help develop and strengthen leadership skills. Currently, YLC members are planning a Bike Rodeo to celebrate bike month.
FAMILY NIGHT AT LIBERTY TOWERS
YSU deputies participate in Liberty Tower's "Family Night" every Thursday night. This allows deputies to foster positive relationships with the community!
VACCINATIONS AT LIBERTY TOWERS
Free COVID 19 vaccinations were administered to adults at Liberty Towers church. Deputies showed support by handing out snacks and drinks to volunteers.
GIRLS CIRCLE
Every Thursday at Antelope Crossing Middle School, deputies host a Girls Circle group which empowers young women through lessons on self-respect, anti-bullying, resisting peer pressure, and a variety of other topics.
BIRTHDAY PARADES
During COVID, YSU deputies have been conducting birthday parades, responding to many requests by community members from all over Sacramento county.
BIGS WITH BADGES
Bigs with Badges is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with law enforcement and other first responders to build lasting relationships. The program gives underprivileged children the opportunity and tools to realize their potential, build their future, and evolve into confident, responsible adults. 
Deputies took their mentees out to lunch and to watch Godzilla vs. Kong. Their mentees were ecstatic and shared with their mentors it was the first time they had been to a movie theatre!
Deputies also treated their mentees to Sunsplash, where they enjoyed playing mini golf, arcade games, and took a spin at racing!
BEST BUDDIES
The Best Buddies program is held weekly at Antelope High School. This program allows both Antelope High students and deputies to mentor students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  
During our meetings, we check in with each other, update club business, and play games on Kahoot! Additionally, we are doing classroom visits each week assisting our buddies with some of their class work.
FLORIN LAW ACADEMY
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Activities League’s Florin High School Law Academy mentoring program has been a huge success this year. In addition to YSU deputies teaching in the classroom, 14 Sheriff’s Office personnel are participating in this year’s mentor program.  Mentors include: crime analysts, record officers, deputies, dispatchers, sergeants, and captains.  
 
The goal of the program is to increase diversity in the legal profession by providing education, training, and opportunities to low-income, at-risk students of color. Mentors help students develop leadership and job skills while providing them with a platform to learn about and explore rewarding career opportunities in public service and the legal industry. Over the years, the mentor program has helped hundreds of students create and pursue their college and career goals.

SAL would like to recognize the following Sheriff's Office personnel for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to the program!
Captain Brandon Luke
Lieutenant Shane Gregory 
Deputy Allan Harlan 
Deputy Joshua Wanner 
Deputy Anton Alpatov
Deputy Travis Ahlers
Deputy Landon Malm  
Deputy Rodolfo Roque 
Deputy Tamiko Abbott
Deputy Erik Murphy 
SRO Joshua DeJesus
SRO Kelly Campbell  
911 Dispatcher Heather Arthur
Crime & Intel Analyst Jessica Collins
In-person learning has begun at Florin High. SAL partnered up with the Florin Law Academy to provide snacks and school supplies to returning students. It was a great way to welcome students back!
NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WEEK
National Volunteers Week was celebrated during the third week of April. SAL would like to give a shout out to Tammy Hinds! She has spent countless hours serving the youth in our community!
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
S.H.O.C.K.
The S.H.O.C.K. program takes on a leadership role by partnering with community-based organizations, local businesses, and other youth-serving agencies to reach out to those youth considered at-risk for making poor choices in their lives.

Chronic absenteeism, continuous disruption to classroom learning, signs of experimentation with drugs and/or alcohol, as well as involvement with the gang lifestyle are considered behaviors that could lead to devastating life-long consequences.

This program is designed to:

  • Redirect negative behavior

  • Provide partnerships with law enforcement, the community, and schools

  • Increase understanding of the criminal justice system

  • Emphasize the legal consequences of violating the law
S.H.O.C.K. is a structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement.

If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through the program, contact Deputy Veronica Cervantes at vcervantes@sacsheriff.com
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
SAL would like to thank the following Walmart locations for continuously donating to the Sacramento community!
Gerber Rd
Antelope Rd
Auburn Blvd
Watt Ave
Florin Rd
Delta Shores
Thank you, Becca Whitman from Raley's, for donating many meals to the Sacramento community!
SAL would like to thank Peggy from the Bruceville Starbucks for her continued support!
SAL would like to thank associates from Target on Madison for generously donating items for the Sacramento community!
OPERATION HELPING HAND
WITH AMAZON
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!