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FLORIN LAW ACADEMY STUDENTS
FEBRUARY 2022
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
  • Program Director - Sergeant Nathan Nguyen
  • Board Member - Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
  • Secretary - Deputy Cornelius Dutton
  • Board Member - Deputy Veronica Cervantes
SAL/YSU TEAM
  • Sergeant Sam Flores
  • Deputy Nick Thompson
  • Deputy Jessica Hauck
  • Deputy Kristy Walls
  • Deputy Anthony Chilelli
  • Deputy On-Call Zach Hatch
  • Retired Probation Officer Tammy Hinds (VIPS)
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY
THE SHERIFF'S ACTIVITIES LEAGUE
´╗┐NICK MANLAPIG SCHOLARSHIP
Apply Now! SAL would like to invite all high school seniors and undergraduate college students who reside within Sacramento County to apply for the Nick Manlapig Scholarship. SAL's goal is to provide qualified students from the Sacramento region with the financial means to obtain a post-secondary education while becoming productive and law-abiding members of society. Click the scholarship button below.
****Application deadline is April 30, 2022.****
Completed applications can be turned into any SAL member.
FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday School in San Juan Unified
Not your typical Saturday School.
When most people hear Saturday School, they think punishment for disobeying school rules. However, the San Juan Unified School District created a program, hosted every Saturday, to assist Afghan families who recently arrived in the U.S. become connected with community resources. SAL deputies and SSO personnel attended a session on February 12th. At the start of the day, participants were hesitant to say hello to SAL deputies. However, by the end of the day, smiles, laughter and pictures were taken. This event was a great opportunity for SAL deputies to interact with community members and create a positive and lasting connection.
New session began 2/15/22
SAL deputies, in partnership with Sacramento Police Department, Twin Rivers Police Department and SSO personnel, successfully kick started the first 2022 S.H.O.C.K. session at the McClellan Training Facility. Currently, S.H.O.C.K. is the only youth diversion program in Northern California. The first two weeks have focused on communication, anger management and building trust amongst all the participants.
SAL would like to give a shout out to Smash Sacramento for providing the S.H.O.C.K. program with hands-on learning at their Broadway location.
If you have any questions regarding S.H.O.C.K. or would like to become a mentor, contact Kristy Walls at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
Best Buddies
"We Are The CHAMPIONS"
Best Buddies Antelope High School chapter participated, dominated and left as CHAMPIONS of the Unified Sports Kickball Tournament on February 11th. SAL deputies and volunteers assisted in preparing the students for the tournament and cheered them on during game time!
CONGRATULATIONS ANTELOPE HIGH- 2022 KICKBALL CHAMPIONS!
PROGRAMS in PRACTICE
Florin LAW Academy (FLA)
Mentor Meeting
Florin Law juniors continued their mentor meeting sessions on February 15th. The mentors and mentees discussed how to prepare for, present oneself and conduct a quality interview.

Also, on February 15th, the Florin Law sophomores had the opportunity to view a real DUI court hearing and sentencing.
Land-Garcia Foundation
Cindy Land, co-founder of the Land-Garcia Foundation, continued her leadership series presentation with the junior Law class on February 10th. If you would like to learn more about the Land-Garcia Foundation, click below.
Operation Protect and Defend with Joseph Cress and Judge D. Brown
Florin Law seniors met Defense Attorney, Joseph Cress and Judge D. Brown on February 17th during the Operation Protect and Defend (OPD) presentation. This presentation was one component of an essay contest which gives Sacramento County area seniors an opportunity to be awarded a scholarship up to $1,000 for a well-written essay pertaining to a specific Constitutional topic chosen by the OPD committee.
Smiles At Lunch (S.A.L.)
SAL deputies ventured to Foothill Ranch Middle School to spend some S.A.L. time with over 400 middle school students and staff members. SAL deputies, school staff members and students enjoyed interacting with one another on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon.
If you're interested in having the opportunity to impact our youth in a positive way through any of our programs, contact Deputy Jessica Hauck at jhauck@sacsheriff.com.
Soccer
The Avengers
SAL Deputy Kristy Walls and her indoor soccer team, the Avengers, battled hard every Sunday this month during their indoor soccer games.
The Avengers continue to show improvement each week and are ready to play a friendly indoor soccer match against SSO personnel in the near future.
If you are interested in participating in the friendly match against the Avengers, please contact Deputy Kristy Walls today at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
Soccer Tournament
Cherry Island
SAL deputies, SSO staff and community members attended the Cherry Island soccer tournament held in Rio Linda on Saturday, February 26th. SAL deputies raffled off various pieces of swag and multiple winners went home with brand new scooters! This event had amazing weather, impressive athletes and an all-around positive community vibe.
Young Marines
SAL Unit Commander Sergeant Nate Nguyen, Deputy Michael Wojnar and YSU member Tammy Hinds continued to facilitate the Young Marines program which met at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters twice this month. At each session, the participants studied the Young Marines curriculum, participated in physical training and prepared their minds for future success.
Many of the Young Marines participants were presented with a Letter of Recognition on behalf of the Sheriff's Toy Project for their volunteer work at the numerous toy and food drives throughout the 2021 holiday season.
If you are interested in Young Marines or helping out, you can contact Tammy Hinds at thinds@sacsheriff.com
GIRLS CIRCLE
SMEDBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fostering Friendship
SAL deputies Walls and Hauck began an eight week Girls Circle hosted Wednesday mornings at Smedburg Middle School located in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Girls Circle is designed to help adults facilitate an open dialog with young adolescent girls about various topics in order for girls to advocate for themselves, have a voice and grow as individuals.
CHECK OUT UPCOMING SAL EVENTS
SAL will be assisting with a Sacramento Republic FC soccer clinic in Rio Linda on the evening of Wednesday, March 9th. If you are interested in more information about this event, or future soccer events, contact Deputy Kristy Walls at kwalls@sacsheriff.com
THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!
SAL would like to thank Target for their generous donations!
SAL would like to give a big shout out to Starbucks for their multiple donations this month of gift cards and prizes!
SAL would like to thank the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and Mack Road Partnership for their generous donations.
SAL would like to thank all the local Costco stores in the Sacramento region for numerous donations!
SAL would like to thank Walmart for continuously donating to the Sacramento community!