MARCH 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
MARCH HIGHLIGHTS
COWBOY'S HONOR RIDE FOR DEPUTY GIBSON
& K-9 RILEY
A procession was held through downtown Herald CA, to honor Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Adam Gibson and K9 Riley. Deputies showed support to the Gibson family and the Law Enforcement community.
EASTER EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY
MACK ROAD VALLEY HI COMMUNITY CENTER
YSU partnered with Sac PD, and the Be Bothered Movement to host an Easter drive-thru event at Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center. Over 300 Easter baskets filled with stickers, toys, candy, and anti-tobacco giveaways were handed out to participating youth!
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
YSU partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento to host a carnival-style drive-thru Easter event. Youth received Easter baskets, played carnival games for prizes, and interacted with the YSU team.
FRUITRIDGE COLLABORATIVE CENTER
YOUNG MARINES
Every first Saturday of the month, Young Marines take a field trip to Rancho Murrieta 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.
SAL SCHOLARSHIPS
SAL awarded scholarships to two outstanding Young Marines. They were recognized for their hard work and commitment to the organization. They were also acknowledged for their positive attitudes and for the enormous amount of community service they provided!
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH YSU
Deputies took several Young Marines and Bigs with Badges (BWB) mentees horseback riding at Gibson Ranch! Many kids said this was their first time experiencing horseback riding!
The youth had a blast; they learned how to halter a horse and went on a five mile ride!
SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY
READ ACROSS AMERICA
Read Across America took place during the first week of March. Deputies read to students at Olive Grove Elementary and Barrett Ranch Elementary. This was a great opportunity for deputies to get students excited about reading.
BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY
OLIVE GROVE ELEMENTARY
BBQ AT NORTH COUNTRY ELEMENTARY
While respecting COVID guidelines, deputies held a BBQ at North Country Elementary for staff and students. SAL provided over 160 meals!
LUNCHTIME WITH YSU
While respecting COVID restrictions, deputies held a modified Lunchtime with YSU at F.C. Joyce Elementary. Deputies interacted with and mentored students through recreational activities.
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 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 the 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. 
Deputy Mendez took his BWB mentee bike riding at the park, watched some youth football and enjoyed a BBQ.
Afterwards, they decorated some Easter eggs and had an awesome surprise visit from Deputy Russel and Deputy Cesario! It was such a memorable day for his mentee.
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.
CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES WITH BIKES
Deputies picked up six bikes donated from Toy Project and delivered them to Liberty Towers Church!
YSU ATTENDS A CAR SHOW
Deputies attended a car show on Auburn Boulevard. Deputies connected with the community and handed giveaways out!
ZOOM MEETINGS
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
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!
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 volunteering their time at the Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center Easter event! They also generously donated items for the event!
OPERATION HELPING HAND
WITH AMAZON
SAL deputies picked up six pallets of non-perishable food that was donated by Amazon. It was later delivered to local churches, schools, families in need, and a women's shelter.

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