NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2020
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 Elisha Johnson
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy MaryAnn Sutton
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAYS
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Youth Services Unit (YSU) deputies donated frozen turkeys to families in need at the Boys & Girls Club. Students were delighted to see deputies again! It was a fun way to say hello to the kids and remind them we are still thinking of them.
MEADOWVIEW COMMUNITY
VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
YSU deputies and Elk Grove school resource officers (EGSROs) also distributed turkeys to families in need at Valley High School. 
DISTRIBUTING TURKEYS IN OUR COMMUNITY
13TH ANNUAL SHOP WITH A COP
This year looked a little different for our annual Shop with a Cop (SWAC) event, but it didn’t lack the cheer.

Sheriff personnel were able to shop and deliver gifts, food, and Christmas trees to 60 families in need this year. A huge thank you to Walmart, Raley's, and our amazing community for making this possible!
CHRISTMAS DRIVE-THRU EVENT
In light of the stay at home order for the greater Sacramento region, the Sacramento Sheriff's Office partnered with the South Sacramento Area California Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to host a free drive-thru Christmas event for the community. This event was held at Cal Expo and benefited the Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern California.
Families enjoyed the wonderland of lights, music, acrobats, the Grinch, and of course, Santa Claus!
There was a drive-up drop box where children deposited their wish lists for Santa Claus. Families stayed in their cars and drove through the spectacular free holiday event.
Many of our generous community members donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children on their way out. Click on the video below!
A check in the amount of $10,000 was presented to Shriners Hospitals for Children! Thank you Sacramento County!
SHRINERS PARADE OF LIGHTS
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.
DELIVERING GIFTS AND HAPPINESS
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office personnel participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics. Many members of our department followed the lead of Captain Jason Ramos and Sergeant Sam Flores.
Thousands of athletes have competed in previous Special Olympic Summer Games. We would like to thank all personnel who participated in this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run!
S.H.O.C.K. YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM
The S.H.O.C.K. youth diversion program allows deputies to take on a leadership role and make a difference among youth in our community.
The program builds strong relationships between law enforcement, community based organizations, schools, and families.
This structured program provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivation through positive reinforcement.
Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) would like to recognize the following S.H.O.C.K. volunteers for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to the program!
  • Mario Mendez SSO
  • Alexander Perez SSO
  • Ryan Garcia SSO
  • Lisa Gerber SSO
  • Kristy Walls SSO
  • Frank Trzaski SSO
  • Ben Gray SPD
  • Hakeem Dyson SPD
  • Alexis Grove SPD
  • Larry King Probation
  • Juan Rodarte SPD
  • Steve Moore SPD
  • Jared Kiser SPD
  • Mike Saigeon SCIP
  • Jose Diaz SCIP
  • Nate Snyder
  • Brian Taylor
S.H.O.C.K. HOME VISITS
Due to the stay at home order, 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.
WYSM COMMUNITY PRESENTATION
Sheriff personnel presented Why’d You Stop Me? (WYSM) to young adults at Liberty Towers Church in North Sacramento. The presentation is crucial in the education of our future leaders in the community about policing in order to promote positive interactions between community and the police. WYSM targets numerous audiences including high school and college students, police academies, community and neighborhood groups, civic leaders, and law enforcement personnel.  
QUICK QUACKS
12 DAYS OF GIVING
Quick Quack Car Wash raised monetary and toy donations for the Sheriff's Toy Project! Their generosity helped put smiles on a lot of children's faces this year!
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.
CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES WITH BIKES
BIGS WITH BADGES
Bigs with Badges (BWB) 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. 
BEHIND THE SCENES
ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE
YSU deputies and EGSROs held SAL's annual turkey drive at multiple Walmart locations. The goal of the turkey drives was to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving turkey. The generosity of the Sacramento community was greatly appreciated as they donated over 350 turkeys!
ANNUAL TOY DRIVES
The Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project and SAL partnered with Walmart at six locations during the month of December to collect toys for kids during the holiday season.
During the toy drives, we collected thousands of new and unwrapped toys, bicycles, and warm clothing for children of all ages! Toys donated will be distributed to families in need.
SAL would like to thank volunteers who came out to the event and the generous community!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (YLC)
Before the stay at home order was issued, YLC students had the opportunity to take a lead role in organizing the annual Shop with a Cop events by working with deputies and school personnel. 
TOKENS OF APPRECIATION
-Community Member
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
The Best Buddies program is held via Zoom. During our meetings, we check in with each other and play games on Kahoot. School starts back in person after the holidays, so we look forward to more in person visits.
FLORIN LAW ACADEMY
The Florin Law program is held via Zoom every morning. This program provides students with skills and opportunities to be competitive and successful in legal professions while acting as advocates in their communities. 
YOUNG MARINES
The Young Marines continue strong. Although the kids were not able to attend drill in person, the Young Marines went virtual. Utilizing web meeting software, the Sacramento Young Marines continue to encourage healthy habits and teamwork to get through adverse circumstances.
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 a structured program that provides juveniles with incentives, team building activities, and motivates them through positive reinforcement. This is an eight week program scheduled to begin once the stay at home order is lifted.

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!