JANUARY & FEBRUARY 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 Ed Yee
  • Board Member - Lieutenant Brandon Luke
  • Board Member - Deputy Sam Flores
  • Board Member - Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Program Director - Deputy Nathan Nguyen
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
SAL/YSU TEAM

  • Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Deputy Elisha Johnson
  • Deputy Cody Cotten
  • Deputy Jonathan Walton
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
GUNS & HOSES
On January 25, the 46 th Annual Pigbowl Guns and Hoses game was hosted at Hornet Stadium. The football game honors and pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Law enforcement agencies compete with fire personnel. This year, law enforcement won the game, scoring 14-11!
"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder
To date, the Guns and Hoses charity formerly known as Pig Bowl, has raised over $1.6 million dollars for local charities within the Sacramento region. Thank you to every single person that competed, volunteered, and contributed to this great event. Without all of you, none of this would be possible!
GUNS & HOSES ADOPTS A WISH
This year, during the 46 th Annual Guns and Hoses game, the Sacramento Sheriff's Office had the pleasure of partnering with Make-A-Wish, to grant a young boy's wish. Jasper, was granted a life long wish of visiting New Zealand at the event!
Jasper was escorted to the game by SAL deputies and fire personnel. Supporters and cheerleaders welcomed him to the game!
Deputy Nelson and 11 year old Jasper.
GUNS AND HOSES RAFFLE
Several students from the  Elk Grove Unified School District  received free tickets to the Guns and Hoses charity football game. These students are role models in their schools because they consistently display good citizenship. As an added bonus, SAL provided each student with a $100 gift card.
KIDS SAFETY FAIR
Deputies, SSO personnel, and Explorers set up a SAL booth at the Guns and Hoses game and held a Kid's Safety Fair. Kids were educated on the harmful effects of tobacco and provided with cool prizes, like athletic equipment and stuffed animals!
A special thanks to SRO Maricela Zamora who volunteered at the SAL booth. SAL appreciates Zamora's positive attitude and willingness to help!
Explorers volunteering at the SAL booth.
MARCH FOR A DREAM WALK
On January 20, over 20,000 people showed up to march over 5 miles
in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Members of the community, various movement groups, and law enforcement joined together as one to support the Civil Rights movement. This is a great way each year for the entire community to come together as one and unite for justice, freedom, and equal rights.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION
For the past 20 years, the MLK Committee in Sacramento has created an event that pays tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King. Sacramento County Sheriff's Office personnel had the opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this event as we remembered the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the tens of thousands of people who have fought and continue to fight for equality across the country.
Children volunteered their time educating guests about the key note speaker, Ruby Bridges.
At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the south.
POLAR PLUNGE
On February 8, Sacramento Sheriff's Office deputies, Explorers, and SAL's Youth Leadership Council participated in the 2020 Sacramento Polar Plunge. This fundraising event took place at the  Sacramento State Aquatic Center . Our team raised $1,650 from the experience of plunging into chilly waters. This event helps support 24,000  Special Olympics Northern California  athletes participate in year-round sports training, health initiatives, education, and leadership programs!
PLUNGING for Special Olympics Northern California athletes.
Helping NorCal athletes go for the gold!
CAL PAL CONFERENCE
YSU deputies attended the California Police Activities League (CAL PAL) conference in Santa Rosa alongside other law enforcement agencies from Northern California. Deputies learned about the importance of community relations, youth programs, and grant writing.
The mission of CAL PAL is uniting law enforcement and communities by providing educational, athletic, and life-enriching youth programs that will develop discipline, positive self-image, mutual trust, and respect.
CAREER DAY
On February 5, deputies participated in career day at Thomas Edison Language Institute (K-8). Career Day introduced students to jobs available within the Sheriff's Office and in the community.
NEW MEMBER ALERT!
Please welcome our newest tobacco abatement officer, Christopher Lowe.
 
Deputy Lowe has served six years in law enforcement, is a musician, a video game enthusiast, loves going on cruises, and is a die-hard Lakers fan.
Deputy Lowe engages in a Nerf gun battle at the South Area Boys and Girls Club.
FUN FRIDAYS
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Elk Grove Unified School District have created "Fun Fridays." Members from both agencies greet and hang out with elementary school students within the district every Friday morning. This program has been created in efforts to make positive interactions between law enforcement and the youth.  
SAFETY PRESENTATION
On January 23, deputies participated in a safety presentation at The Ranch Preschool.

Preschoolers were taught when to call
9-1-1, what to do in case of emergencies, and were introduced to K9! 
Preschoolers enjoyed Deputy Mullin's K-9 demonstration.
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
On January 17, Sacramento Sheriff's deputies alongside CHP officers, participated in Parkway Elementary School’s walk to school day. Parkway promoted being active, healthy, and safe!
AFTER SCHOOL WITH SAL
Deputy Nelson, Deputy Cervantes, and Linda Heagerstrand (VIPS) interact with students at the North Area Boys and Girls Club!
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Youth Services Unit partnered up with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. Deputies frequently interact with the students of the Boys and Girls Club and help with homework and different activities throughout the evenings .
Deputy Willett assists students with building LEGO sets at the South Area Boys and Girls Club!
Deputies coach and encourage a group of contestants with positive reinforcements. No matter the outcome of a contest, students can take a valuable, enriching experience from these team building activities and apply it to the rest of their lives.
RIDE TO SCHOOL WITH SAL
On January 9, Dylan, a Young Marine member, was awarded for his fundraising efforts. Deputies acknowledged his outstanding work and rewarded him by giving him and his siblings a ride in the Mustang to school. Deputies also brought delicious donuts for Dylan's classmates. Dylan enjoyed spending the morning with SAL deputies! Great job, Dylan!
SAL'S COOKING CLUB
Every Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club, YSU deputies host a cooking club. Students learn about cross contamination, kitchen safety, and how to make their own meals! 
Deputies taught students how to make delicious flaky and buttery empanadas!
PUPPETRY
Puppetry class is held every Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club. Students learn how to make various styles of puppets such as: paper bag, sock, shadow, marionettes, and more! Students will be learning how to put on their own puppet show in the next couple of weeks! 
A special thanks to Deputy Abbott for volunteering at the South Area Boys and Girls Club!
GIRL'S CIRCLE
Every Friday at Smedberg Middle School, deputies host a Girl’s Circle group to teach young women about self-respect, bullying, peer pressure, and other topics in efforts to empower themselves and each other.
SAL'S BREAKFAST CLUB
YSU deputies join students as they enjoy a breakfast in their school cafeteria. Deputies speak to students and develop relationships through positive interactions.
NORTH COUNTRY ELEMENTARY
BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY
GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE
On January 30, North Country Elementary held a Great Kindness Challenge and invited YSU deputies to participate in a heart photo. Deputies also showed students how much the law enforcement community cares for them. Students interacted with the YSU vehicles and tried on ballistic vests.
BEST BUDDIES
YSU deputies attend Antelope High School's Best Buddies social meetings twice a month after school.

Recently socks were decorated and donated to a local senior center. There was also a game day held. Best Buddies is currently planning to participate in another Unified Sports event, a regional walk, and hopes to organize an end of the year party.
EXPLORERS INVITE FLORIN HIGH LAW ACADEMY
Explorers held their meeting at the Rancho Cordova Police Department on January 17. The Explorers invited members of the Florin High School Law Academy to their meeting, in efforts to provide the Law Academy students with a first-hand look and feel of how the Explorer meetings are run. 
On February 4, the Lieutenant Hodgkins and the Explorers went to Florin High School and put on a presentation. They explained what the Explorers do for the community.
FLORIN HIGH SCHOOL LAW ACADEMY
On January 8, members of the Florin High School Law program were treated to a field trip to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC). Students were given a presentation on driving and road hazards law enforcement see on a daily basis. After the presentation, students observed the EVOC instructors drive the accident avoidance course and the high speed pursuit training course.
To the EVOC instructors, thank you for the course you presented to the Florin Law Academy students. The presentation was great, and the students really enjoyed it.
LUNCHTIME WITH YSU
EDWARD KEMBLE ELEMENTARY
BARRETT RANCH ELEMENTARY
NP3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SAINT JOHN'S BACKPACK DROP OFF
SAL is appreciative of all the support the community gives us. A special thanks to the East Stockton Blvd Costco. They donated several hundred backpacks to under served youth. SSO deputies made a visit to a local shelter for homeless youth and moms in crisis. The backpacks were all handed out to the youth. Thanks again, Costco!
CUB SCOUTS
Fair Oaks Cub Scout Pack 215 invited Sacramento Sheriff's personnel to stop by for a Cast Iron Chef Dinner. Deputies had a great time interacting with the scouts and even participated in a friendly game of foosball. Thanks, Pack 215, for dinner and the basket of treats!
READ ACROSS AMERICA
SSO personnel participated in National Read Across America day at Robla Elementary School and Barrett Ranch Elementary School.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION
SRO Maricela Zamora, Deputy Mario Mendez, Detective Rebecca Esty, and Detective Neay Chhlang held a Human Trafficking presentation at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for the spanish-speaking community. The presentation was very successful and has made a lasting impression!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The SAL Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy (SYLA) is a program hosted at various school sites in the county of Sacramento. SYLA is currently held at Thomas Edison Middle School, Village Middle School, and Antelope Crossing Middle School.

Traditionally, SYLA is offered as an elective course in efforts to expose students to different aspects of civic leadership, law enforcement, and introduce them to different professional careers. The class is taught by YSU deputies, SSO deputies, and various professional guest speakers.

YSU deputies facilitate the program and encourage youth to own their future by making good choices today!​
CSI put on a presentation for all in attendance. 
Gang detectives present at Thomas Edison Language Institute.
Deputies give a K9 demonstration .
SAL wants to thank the following volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules, and contributing to the success of the program.

  • K9 Deputy Bustamonte
  • K9 Deputy Mullins
  • Gangs Detective Greenberg-Bobbitt
  • Gangs Detective Flores
  • Gangs Detective Cruson
  • Gangs Detective Schaller
  • Gangs Detective Langensiepen
  • CSI David Olsen and his team

Interested in getting involved?
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA
Big Brothers Big Sisters is presenting their Bigs with Badges program and is asking for the help and commitment of our department personnel. All Sacramento Sheriff's Department personnel are encouraged to participate regardless of sworn or non-sworn status. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Sergeant Hatch at zhatch@sacsheriff.com
WHAT IS OUR IMPACT?
National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers/Sisters are:
  • More confident in their schoolwork performance
  • Able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
81% reported that it changed their perspective on what they thought possible in life
Meet Sergeant Meadows
Sergeant Meadows from the Impact Division generously took on the role of becoming a "Big" mentor. Sergeant Meadows decided to invest his time in efforts to build a positive relationship with his "little".

These relationships can help children develop into confident adults and build stronger bonds between law enforcement and the families they serve. 
SAL wants to thank Sergeant Meadows for his continuous support towards the community.
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.
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.

S.H.O.C.K. is an 8 week program with approximately 20 juveniles scheduled to begin in early April of 2020. 

If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through the program, contact Deputy Walton at jwalton@sacsheriff.com

If you would like to refer an at-risk juvenile, click on the link provided below.
YOUNG MARINE'S SPAGHETTI FEED
Come out and support the Young Marines; see details below!
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
BERCO REDWOOD
SAL would like to express our sincere gratitude for Berco Redwood's generous donation to our organization. We really appreciate it.