SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 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 - Lieutenant 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
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS
SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
HOSTS A TRUNK-OR-TREAT
The Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) held a COVID-19 friendly Halloween event! A special thanks to LEMA and SCDSA for sponsoring this great event.
Guests adventured through a haunted house, a zombie themed nerf gun range, a pumpkin patch, a photo booth, and much more!
Deputies and volunteers passed out candy, helped with carnival-style games, and interacted with guests.
SAL would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that made this event memorable and successful.
ADDITIONAL TRUNK-OR-TREATS
ACROSS THE COUNTY
PANNELL COMMUNITY CENTER
MACK ROAD VALLEY HI COMMUNITY CENTER
NORTH HIGHLANDS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
FRUITRIDGE COLLABORATIVE CENTER
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY COVID-19 STYLE!
Unity in the Community (UIC) looked a little different this year, but that didn't stop us from finding creative ways to connect with our community.

Our first ever drive-thru UIC event was a great success! We gave away free life jackets, backpacks, and approximately 2100 meals! These events are a great way to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement, while enjoying a nice summer BBQ
Check out additional UIC photos!
COMMUNITY EVENTS WITH CHURCHES
YSU deputies conducted drive-thru style community events with volunteers from the Capital Christian Center and Bethany Slavic Missionary Church. YSU deputies and volunteers passed out backpacks and food to families. 
CAPITAL CHRISTIAN CENTER
BETHANY SLAVIC MISSIONARY CHURCH
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. 
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
MADD WALK ON WHEELS
YSU deputies attended the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Walk on Wheels event in effort to help fight drunk driving and support victims.
FRESHER SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY BARBEQUE
Fresher Sacramento is a non-profit organization that helps feed our community. Every Tuesday and Thursday, YSU deputies alongside South Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers partner with Fresher Sacramento to provide free meals to the Meadowview community. Together, we can help feed our community!
PINK PATCH PROJECT
This October, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Pink Patch Project. The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and support cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.

SAL sold commemorative Sheriff’s Office patches, challenge coins, and lapel pins to raise money for the Albie Aware Foundation.

SAL would like to thank everyone who made a purchase. All proceeds collected from the Pink Patch Project campaign will be donated directly to the Albie Aware Foundation.
TOGETHER WE RAISED $4,203.00
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.
TEAM BUILDING WITH SAL
YSU deputies took the Young Marines and Bigs with Badges youth paintballing. This was a great COVID friendly team building activity!
FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT THE
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
YSU deputies and South Sacramento CHP officers assisted the Boys & Girls Club and delivered boxes of fresh food and produce, along with bags of educational material to students!

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.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION
YSU deputies partnered with Senator Dahle’s office to distribute food throughout the Sacramento County area. 
SCHOOL KITS FOR KIDS
Walmart donated a large amount of school supplies to SAL. Deputies delivered supplies to several schools, other youth organizations, and youth in the community.
ANTELOPE HIGH
BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY
The following also received school supplies!
  • North Country Elementary
  • Florin High
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Olive Grove Elementary
  • Antelope Meadows Elementary
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
YSU deputies delivered bikes to children that won the golden ticket at the UIC events.
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. 

Thank you, Deputy Mario Mendez, for making a positive impact in our community!
BEHIND THE SCENES
BACKPACK DRIVES
YSU deputies teamed up with various local area Walmart’s to conduct backpack drives for the underserved youth.
A special thanks to South Sacramento CHP, EGUSD SROs, and Walmart for helping SAL collect backpacks and school supplies for the youth in our community!
ANTELOPE ROAD WALMART
GREENBACK LANE WALMART
GERBER ROAD WALMART
PREPARING FOR UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY
Deputies placed school supplies in backpacks!
TOKENS OF APPRECIATION
TALK WITH THE BADGE PODCAST
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
School is back in session for the fall and Best Buddies is back via Zoom. During our meetings, we check in with each other and play games on Kahoot. We are gearing up welcoming new members and getting ready for new buddy pairs. Unified Sports is a day by day call, but we are optimistic.
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.
• S.H.O.C.K. is educating youth regarding their choices and consequences for those choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is law enforcement taking a leadership role by partnering with community based organizations reaching out to make a difference with youth in our communities.

• S.H.O.C.K. is building a strong relationship between law enforcement, community based organizations schools, and families so youth can make positive choices.

• S.H.O.C.K. is prevention through intervention and education in an effort to break a cycle that has no future.

• S.H.O.C.K. is changing the perceptions youth have toward themselves, parents, law enforcement, and the community, by working with them one-on-one to foster positive relationships.

• S.H.O.C.K. is informing today’s youth that we care and are addressing the challenges which influence their quality of life within our communities. 
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 8 week program with approximately 20 juveniles scheduled to begin once the shelter in place restriction 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!
Walmart
Perry's Pumpkin Patch
A special thanks to Larry from Perry's Pumpkin Patch, who donated 300 pumpkins to SAL!