The topic for this session is Community Safety, with Detective Velek and Deputy Sabadin.
Detective Velek has been with the Sheriff’s department for 19 years. He spent 3 years working in the Jails at the Pitchess Detention Center, North Facility. He began his patrol career at Palmdale Station, where he worked for 2 years prior to transferring to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, where he has worked for the past 14 years.
While at the Santa Clarita Station, he has worked as a Patrol Deputy and Field Training Officer. For the past eight years, he has been assigned to the Juvenile Intervention Team (J-Team). As the J-Team detective, he handles all juvenile narcotics cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. In that position, he tries to place all first-time offenders in a diversion program in order to stop the drug use while avoiding a criminal record.
In addition, he assists families to find resources that meet their needs to assist them deal with a family member who is addicted to narcotics. He also responds to all narcotics related overdose deaths and assists with the investigation.
He has many years of experience educating youth and families regarding the dangers or drug and alcohol abuse.
Deputy Travis Sabadin attained an English Literature Degree in Kansas. He has been a High school English teacher, varsity football coach, and background investigator. Since 2018, he has been part of the J-Team at the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, specializing in narcotic education and intervention of both adults and juveniles.
Detective Sabadin is known for his relatability, and teens gravitate to him due to his approachability and easy going demeanor.
West Creek Academy is committed to communicating the school’s vision to work together with parents to guide your children’s health and learning. We created our Parent University to provide a variety of parent-only sessions that offer parenting support, increase communication with parents, support learning at home, and encourage parents to be part of collaborating with the school and the community. We hope to address some of the common challenges we all face as we navigate the elementary years and beyond.
*All sessions will be held in the MPR.
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Next up at Parent University:
Session #6 ~ April 30, 8:20am
Drug Safety and Consequences