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National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The next event will be Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.
Registration for 2020 National Night Out Block Parties will be during the month of June 2020. For more information, contact Taylor Nelson, Police Services Coordinator at 916-617-5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Sacramento Police Department Ride Along Program is intended to enhance public awareness and acquaint citizens with the duties and responsibilities of uniformed Police Officers. A Ride Along Application must be thoroughly completed and returned to the West Sacramento Police Department in person or by mail. A letter of response will be mailed back to the applicant. An application can be picked up at the WSPD Lobby during normal business hours or can be downloaded by clicking here.
Ride Along passengers shall be 18 years of age or over, or a juvenile, 15 years or older, if a parent/guardian is willing to sign the Hold Harmless Agreement. Ride Along passengers shall have no felony background or other security concerns. Ride Along passengers shall have average physical ability and no known serious impairment.
Any approved passenger who fails to show for a scheduled ride along will not be considered for another ride along.
The first Youth Academy provided an opportunity for 16 high school students to gain insight into the law enforcement profession. There were overviews from each division within the department as well as visits from the Yolo County District Attorney's office and Yolo Dispatch.
Youth Academy applications are accepted during the month of May each year.
Local youth were treated to a professional clinic learning both football and life skills in partnership with Invictus Foundation.
Kings Rookie Malachi Richardson joined Kings staff and WSPD officers to lead an engaging mini clinic.
Spring break boxing camp provided an opportunity for local youth to engage in four days of boxing instruction and fun while building bonds with WSPD officers. The camp was capped off with a K-9 demonstration and a visit from UFC Champion Urijah Faber!
The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. has developed partnerships with nationally recognized organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues. These partnerships encourage positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement officers. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers a continuum of components for students and their families.
In the Spring of 2007, the West Sacramento Police Department, in partnership with the Washington Unified School District, rolled out the first G.R.E.A.T. program to 5th grade students at Alyce Norman Elementary School. Since then, the Police Department has delivered the G.R.E.A.T. program to over 300 mostly 4th grade students. The G.R.E.A.T. elementary curriculum was designed for 4th and 5th grade students who may have aggressive behavior in the elementary school years and are more likely to display antisocial and violent behavior as adolescents and young adults. By providing prevention programs to students in elementary school, it is believed that such programs have a better chance of affecting the developmental course of the problem behavior. The program is delivered by both School Resource Officers Sean Saylor and Marc Kirkland. Both officers have completed the necessary training to be certified G.R.E.A.T. instructors.
More recently, the G.R.E.A.T. program has been expanded to include 7th graders. The middle school component is the core curriculum and the foundation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program. The G.R.E.A.T. middle school curriculum was designed for middle school entry-level students in 6th or 7th grade. G.R.E.A.T.’s violence prevention curriculum is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. The curriculum can be used in conjunction with other prevention programs encouraging positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement.
At the end of each session, the students attend a graduation ceremony where they receive a Certificate of Completion, t-shirts and wrist bands, and are treated to a celebration cake!
Questions regarding the G.R.E.A.T. Program, can be answered by our School Resource Officer at 916-617-4900.
For more information on West Sacramento Police Department Outreach efforts, please contact Police Services Coordinator, Taylor Nelson at email@example.com