MAY & JUNE 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 - Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Board Member - Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
SAL/YSU TEAM

  • Sergeant Zach Hatch
  • Deputy Elisha Johnson
  • Deputy Jonathan Walton
  • Deputy Kayla Willett
  • Deputy Jonathan Nelson
  • Deputy Veronica Cervantes
  • Deputy Chris Lowe
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy MaryAnn Sutton
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
  • Alyssa Hinds (VIPS)
MAY & JUNE HIGHLIGHTS
SENIOR SWAG BAG GIVEAWAY
The Sheriff’s Activities League partnered with South Sacramento CHP to host a High School Senior Swag Bag Giveaway at Cal Expo on May 15. Nine local high schools were invited to participate in a drive-through celebration in which high school seniors received t-shirts and a swag bag and were able to dunk their teachers and law enforcement officers!
Over 1000 swag bags were handed out to seniors as their favorite teachers and staff cheered them on. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a special one for those graduating this summer!
WALMART CELEBRATES CLASS OF 2020
WALMART ON WATT AND ELVERTA
We went national! Good Morning America featured YSU deputies and Walmart celebrating Walmart's high school and college 2020 graduating employees. The graduates received swag bags and shirts purchased by SAL.
WALMART ON FLORIN
HELPING THE SACRAMENTO FOOD BANK FEED OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Deputies and officers from the South Sacramento CHP area assisted the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services with distributing food to the community twice a week.
Check out and see what the Sacramento Food Bank's mega food distribution site is like.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB POPSICLE GIVEAWAY
YSU deputies participated in a drive-through, activity bag, and popsicle giveaway for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club. It was a fun way to say hello to the kids and remind them we are still thinking of them!
BEST BUDDIES GRADUATION PARADE
Alyssa and Dom led their Antelope High School graduation parade in style, with the help from YSU deputies. Alyssa and Dom are also Best Buddies.


Best Buddies is a program sponsored by SAL. The program matches peer buddies with buddies (students with and without intellectual disabilities.) The buddies develop one-to-one friendships and participate in group events. Alyssa is the founding president of the program, and Dom is a buddy in the Antelope program.
Thank you Alyssa for bringing this program to the school and to the district. Congratulations, we wish you both the best!
CELEBRATING FLORIN HIGH SCHOOL LAW ACADEMY GRADUATING SENIORS
CELEBRATING BELLA VISTA SENIORS
BIRTHDAY PARADES WITH YSU
During COVID, YSU deputies have been conducting many birthday parades requested by community members all over the county.
PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
On May 8, YSU deputies, along with the Sacramento Police Department and South Sacramento CHP, participated in Parkway Elementary School’s parade to cheer on students in the nearby neighborhoods.
SPECIAL NEEDS GRADUATION EGPD
On May 27, YSU deputies partnered with South Sacramento CHP officers to host a special needs graduation for 40 students who were transitioning from high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
Students received t-shirts and a certificate of completion, while being cheered on by their teachers and principals.
SAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Sixteen Florin High School Law Academy seniors received a SAL scholarship and certificate through our SAL program. SAL partners with Florin High School through the law academy to mentor and instruct students interested in criminal justice and law enforcement. The seniors were chosen based on volunteer hours, commitment to higher education, and work ethic. Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors.
In addition to the Florin Law Academy scholarship recipients, three members of the Young Marines program earned SAL scholarships for their dedication and commitment. Congratulations to all of you! OohRahh!
BICYCLE DROP OFFS
On May 19, YSU deputies participated in South Sacramento CHP's bicycle drop off to three children from the Sacramento County area who were in need.
On June 24, YSU and South Sacramento CHP delivered bikes donated from Toy Project to a family in need. Deputies had met the father of the family on the freeway (CAL TRANS) who had told us he just adopted three kids.
SUMMER CAMP WITH YSU
SAL partnered with the Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District and attended a day camp at Swanston Park. The youth interacted with deputies, explored the vehicles, and learned how to use the lights and sirens. They also had a blast participating in relay races.

Our presence allows us to build positive mentoring relationships among the youth.
YOUNG MARINES
The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for both boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens. To help them accomplish this mission, SAL has partnered with the Young Marines to help mentor and engage these kids with an insight into law enforcement as well as giving back to our communities.

On June 27, recruits met with a positive attitude and were motivated and ready to work! Training during boot camp included a physical training session, the importance of grooming/ personal hygiene, wear and care of uniforms, the military chain of command structure, and much more! OohRahh! 
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.

Sergeant Hatch and Sergeant Meadows took their mentees boating where they were able to experience boat and tubing for the first time!

Thank you Sergeant Meadows for being part of the BWB program and sharing your boat with mentees.
MEET HAILEY PRITCHETT
Hailey Pritchett, a PS7 Elementary student, has always loved law enforcement. Last year, she attended one of our Unity in the Community events where she won a "Ride to School with A Cop" certificate. She enrolled in and completed the SAL Robotics program. It was there she met her friend and mentor, Sheriff's Deputy Johnson. As this school year came to an end, Hailey wanted to use her certificate to ride to school with Deputy Johnson. On June 1, he escorted Hailey to her drive-through promotion ceremony where she received her Certificate of Promotion into the 6th grade.
A LETTER FROM HALEY'S MOTHER
"Thank you so much!!! Meant so much to Hailey and she loved the sirens too!

It's important for me to have her a good role model to look up to since her bio dad is never involved and always in prison. She hasn't seen him since she was a baby and that was only once.

Not sure if you can do this but would mean so much to Hailey if you can be a positive mentor for her and a friend to talk to since her biological dad is never involved but feel it's important she has someone that's present other than myself that she can trust and lean on for support or advice or encouragement.

I don't want her going down the wrong path and at one point I wanted to enroll her into the S.H.O.C.K. program but she was too young (1 year shy.) Wanted to because of defiant behavior relating to ODD/ADHD and with the right services and support she can thrive and not do things that have bad consequences in the real world. She is so smart, bright, and caring and a lot more. She is my world. Just want the best for her and it's sad she doesn't get to have a dad like everyone else. Don't expect anyone at all to replace that but wanted her to have that friendship with a cop that could be a source of encouragement and support.

If not possible I completely understand. Just want the best for her.

Thanks so much for doing this today and will tag Sac Sheriff on a post thanking all of you once I get more pics.

Would be amazing if Sac Sheriff's Department can make a post about this (with pics from today) so others can see all the good you guys do!"
FOOD DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
YSU deputies deliver bags of groceries on a weekly basis filled with essential items to the most vulnerable in our community. With each delivery, we are greeted with gratitude and appreciation.

Thank you,   Raley'sfor donating the groceries. We’re all in this together, and together, we can continue to ease the burden for those in need.
ZOOM MEETINGS
BEST BUDDIES
Due to school being closed since March 13, it has been a challenge for the Best Buddies to keep in touch. Each of the buddy pairs have been communicating via text, calls, FaceTime, or other formats, but it has not been the same.
YOUNG MARINES
The Young Marines continue strong. Although the kids were not able to attend drill in person (until late June), the Young Marines went virtual for the time being. Utilizing web meeting software, the Sacramento Young Marines continue to encourage healthy habits and teamwork to get through adverse circumstances.
KOPS AND KIDS
Unfortunately, it was recently decided that the annual Kops-n-Kids camp would need to be cancelled due to current restrictions. However, the board has been meeting monthly in attempts to work in the best interests of the campers and to make plans to get some camp traditions out. Our YSU team participates in camp every year and two members are on the board.
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 restrictions are lifted.

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.
MEET ALYSSA HINDS!
Alyssa has been involved in SAL programs since she was 8 and is now a VIP for YSU. She recently graduated from Antelope High School and will be attending University of Nevada at Reno in the fall. Alyssa plans on continuing her work with people with special abilities by majoring in Speech Pathology and minoring in American Sign Language and Special Education.
Congratulations Alyssa!
Alyssa earned a SAL scholarship in appreciation of her hard work and dedication to the team!
WELCOME TO YSU DEPUTY THOMPSON AND DEPUTY SUTTON!
MEET DEPUTY SUTTON
"My name is MaryAnn Sutton. I was born and raised in the Sacramento area. I am an avid exerciser. I enjoy Olympic lifting, running, and boxing. Working with the youth is something I have always enjoyed. I am very blessed to be able to work with the future of our community and do something I love inside the Sheriff's Office."
MEET DEPUTY THOMPSON
Nick Thompson is our newest member to the Tobacco Abatement Team! He is also on the Scout team and is an avid Pokemon Go player. He loves spending time with his family, working, and has big plans for the community!
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
The Sacramento Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) is a juvenile gang and crime prevention program that relies on athletic and academic activities to develop a bond between law enforcement officers and the youth in our community.

SAL will bridge the gap between law enforcement, kids, and the community through sports and instructive activities, and by establishing mentoring relationships. Our mission is to develop productive citizens, build character, and prevent crime. Studies have shown that children who interact with law enforcement officers in a positive way on the ball field or in the classroom will likely grow to respect the laws of the community that law enforcement officers enforce.

We will promote these values through the leadership of our officers who work hands-on with the youth in our programs, emphasizing the importance of life skills which provide positive enrichment.

As one of the most integral components of the education system, youth sports programs have contributed significantly to the reduction of juvenile delinquency. The considerable financial and administrative support that teachers, parents and coaches give to youth sports is engendered in part by a conviction that athletic participation imparts desirable character traits, educational, social, and cultural values that mitigate the occurrences of juvenile delinquency. SAL can be an effective tool in this effort. Its benefit to the youth and to the community in which their families live is immeasurable.

We are asking for your support, and we are hoping that you will make a financial contribution to our organization.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to your partnership in developing today's youth into tomorrow's leaders!

Very truly yours,


Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Non-Profit Taxpayer ID # 45-2402757
WD SIGNS
WD Signs donated a banner that was displayed at multiple graduation events. Thank you WD Signs, SAL appreciates your generosity!