JANUARY & FEBRUARY 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
JANUARY & FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER FOR DEPUTY GIBSON AND THE K9 ASSOCIATION
Deputies took the SAL (Sheriff's Activities League) Young Marines and Bigs with Badges (BWB) youth to Airsoft Ministry. The youth participated in a fundraiser that benefited the Deputy Adam Gibson Memorial Fund and the K9 Association.
Thank you, Deputy Kristy Walls, for volunteering with the youth and making a positive impact in our community!
SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY
ANTELOPE MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ST. IGNATIUS PARISH SCHOOL
THE RANCH PRESCHOOL
VIRTUALLY READING WITH YSU
NORTH COUNTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OLIVE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
YOUNG MARINES & BIGS WITH BADGES
Deputies took the Young Marines and Bigs with Badges youth on a hike at Sailor Bar. Participants enjoyed the hike and cleaned up the trail.
After the hike, the youth participated in a COVID-friendly team building activity at True Aim Inc. The youth battled in airsoft tournaments.
S.H.O.C.K. HOME VISITS
The S.H.O.C.K. program had to be cancelled during the month of November.

Deputies continued to check up on their mentee's wellbeing, respecting COVID guidelines.
CELEBRATING VALENTINE'S DAY WITH YSU
SAL donated candy to various schools across the county to celebrate Valentine's Day!
BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NORTH COUNTRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!
Refreshments were donated by SAL!
GIRLS CIRCLE
Every Thursday at Antelope Crossing Middle School, deputies host a Girls Circle group to teach young women about self-respect, bullying, peer pressure, and other topics in efforts to empower themselves and each other.
7-ELEVEN'S OPERATION CHILL

YSU deputies participated in the 25th anniversary of 7-Eleven’s “Operation Chill.” This allows deputies to connect with kids in our community on a positive level and commend kids on good deeds and behavior.
BIRTHDAY PARADES
During COVID, YSU deputies have been conducting many birthday parades requested by community members all over the county.
SPANISH PODCAST
Charrito, a community leader in the South Sacramento area, invited deputies to participate in a Spanish podcast for the youth and their parents. Various topics such as cyberbullying, the dangers of tobacco, and human trafficking were addressed.
BIGS WITH BADGES
Bigs with Badges is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth with law enforcement and 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. 
Mentees went horseback riding with YSU!
Big Brothers Big Sisters and MENTOR California, celebrate National Mentor Month.

Glenn Robinson III from the Sacramento Kings, and Marcus Strother from MENTOR California, discuss the importance of mentoring the youth.

Check out the meeting! Deputy Mario Mendez and his mentee (upper left hand corner) participated too!
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
The Best Buddies program is held via Zoom and in person at Antelope High. During our meetings, we check in with each other and play games on Kahoot!
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 range from crime analysts officers, 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
YOUNG MARINES
The Sacramento Young Marines continue to meet virtually and in person to encourage healthy habits and teamwork.
Interested in becoming involved?
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 an eight-week structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement.

If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through the program, contact Sergeant Zach Hatch at zhatch@sacsheriff.com

If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
FAREWELL DEPUTY ELISHA JOHNSON!!!
Best of luck in your new endeavors, Deputy Johnson! Thank you for your time and contribution towards SAL. You will be missed!