MAY 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 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
MAY HIGHLIGHTS
WELCOMING ZACHARY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Zachary, an 8-year-old John Ehrhardt Elementary School student, has been battling leukemia since June of 2020. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office joined John Ehrhardt Elementary School students and faculty, Elk Grove Police Department and 
Cosumnes Fire Department in welcoming Zachary to school.
The beads Zachary wears around his neck are “beads of courage.” They represent milestones, surgeries, blood transfusions, clinic visits, the times he had a low white blood cell count, the 70 days he spent in the hospital, shaving his head, and beads for being discharged from the hospital.
Zachary receives daily treatments which will continue through October, 2022. The tremendous strength and courage Zachary has shown is nothing short of amazing, which has garnered him the superhero nickname, “Zach Attack!”
To Zachary and the Rieger family, thank you for letting us be a part of this wonderful milestone. The Sacramento Sheriff's Office offers our prayers to Zachary and his family, and we wish him a full recovery.
FIRST EVER POP UP EVENT
Deputies attended the Community Relations Unit's (CRU) first Pop Up Event! South Sacramento community members stopped by to have a good time! Kids enjoyed candy, cool giveaways, music, and games!
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.
GIRL SCOUTS
Deputies held a presentation for a group of Girl Scouts from the Daisy Troop at Ashton Park. After the presentation, the troop was able to explore our marked cars and earn "Respect Authority" badges.
SCHOOL EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY
CONGRATS CLASS OF 2021!
A graduation ceremony for students in special education was held at Jesse Baker School. Deputies congratulated graduates and provided them with SAL swag. Congratulations class of 2021!
BBQ AT BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY
Deputies held barbeques at multiple schools to celebrate the end of the school year!
BBQ AT OLIVE GROVE ELEMENTARY
SAL provided over 560 meals!
DYER-KELLEY ELEMENTARY
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; check out the flyer below!
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!
COUNCIL FOR YOUNG MEN
Every Wednesday, deputies facilitate the Council for Young Men mentoring program at Barrett Ranch Elementary.
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.
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. 
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 and assisting our buddies with some of their class work.
UNIFIED SPORTS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
SAL deputies attended the Unified Sports Track and Field Special Olympics competition to support Best Buddies athletes.
FLORIN LAW ACADEMY
The Florin Law Program is held every schools day. This program provides students with skills and opportunities to be competitive and successful in legal professions, while acting as advocates in their communities. 
The Florin Law Program held mock trials. Deputies had the opportunity to be jurors.
BASKETBALL AT FLORIN HIGH
Deputies assist Florin High’s basketball team with coaching, and help with practices and games. This allows deputies to foster positive relationships with the youth.
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 associates from Target on Madison for generously donating items for the Sacramento community!
OPERATION HELPING HAND
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!