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Improving the quality of life in Fresno County

Organization dedicated to empowering youth and creating transformative opportunities that pave the way for a brighter future.

Our Fresno County Sheriff

A Message from John Zanoni

The Sheriff’s Foundation for Public Safety is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents within Fresno County. Our primary objectives are to develop, improve and support non-profit charitable and educational programs as such the Sheriff’s Reading Posse, Sheriff’s Activity League, and Crime Stoppers. By supporting these programs, we can ensure members of our community are supported and receive much needed services from the foundation.

This foundation also provides support to citizen volunteer groups involved with the Sheriff’s Office, such as the Search and Rescue Teams, the Explorer Program, the Uniform Reserves, and the Companion Officer Program. These groups are all key components of the Sheriff’s Office that provide necessary services throughout our community.

If you are interested in supporting our Fresno County Sheriff’s Foundation for Public Safety, or would like more information, please contact us at (559) 767-8717.

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Would you like to get involved in our efforts to improve our community?  You may also select from the various programs if you would like to see your donation support that specific area or you may donate to the general fund.

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Supporting youth programs can be immensely rewarding, and your involvement can make a positive difference in the lives of young people and the community as a whole. Learn how you and/or your organization can partner with us.

Empowering Youth, Transforming Futures

Our organization is dedicated to empowering youth and creating transformative opportunities that pave the way for a brighter future. At SFPS, we are passionate about fostering the next generation of leaders, changemakers, and active citizens.

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Sheriff's Activity League (SAL)

The Sheriff’s Office operates the Sheriff’s Activity League (S.A.L.) summer day camps as a crime prevention activity in the rural communities of Fresno County. The motto “Positive Reinforcement for Positive Behavior” is the foundation used by the Sheriff’s Office to instill in students that making the right choices in life will open up many doors in their future.

Elementary Safe School Program (ESSP)

The Elementary Safety School Program (E.S.S.P.) is a safety, drug and gang prevention and education program for 5th graders in unincorporated communities throughout Fresno County. E.S.S.P. provides instruction in bicycle and pedestrian safety, bullying, drug, tobacco and gang awareness and prevention, firearm safety and, in the process, builds self-esteem. 

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Whether you are a young individual looking to be part of an inspiring community or a supporter passionate about youth empowerment, we invite you to join our cause. Together, we can make a difference and create a better future for our youth.

Sheriff's Activity League (SAL)

The Sheriff’s Office operates SAL summer day camps as a crime prevention activity in the communities of Malaga, San Joaquin, Laton, Riverdale Dunlap and Caruthers. The average daily attendance for the summer SAL sites is approximately 300 for all the locations combined.  The motto “Positive Reinforcement for Positive Behavior” is the foundation used by the Sheriff’s Office to instill in students that making the right choices in life will open many doors in the future.

Deputy Sheriffs, Community Service Officers, volunteers and parents all work together to create a bond between the youth and law enforcement officers. This is accomplished by indoor or outdoor group activities such as basketball, team building exercises, arts and crafts and a field trip to the Water Park.  This program is a great alternative to drugs, violence, and gangs.

Elementary Safe School Program (ESSP)

The ESSP is, in many ways, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving at it’s finest. The essence of ESSP is safety, drug and gang prevention and education. It is a program designed to give elementary school children the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into future leaders.

ESSP is a community partnership wherein law enforcement collaborates with educators, community leaders and parents to foster the development of their children into more informed adults for tomorrow.

ESSP provides instruction in bicycle and pedestrian safety, bullying, drug, tobacco and gang awareness and prevention, firearm safety and, in the process, builds self-esteem. It also provides instruction in Internet safety, problem solving,
media influences, conflict resolution, and juvenile law. These subjects are presented in every classroom, from kindergarten through fifth grade, over a 36- week school year. These subjects are presented in a literacy-based format that satisfies the School District’s literacy requirements. Deputies assigned as School Resource Officers and Community Service Officers present this curriculum.