Citrus Heights Youth & Family Services (Y.F.S.) coordinates youth programs, Citrus Heights Police Activities League, Police Explorers, and Public Safety Pathway Program, positively connecting police with youth today and inspiring leaders for tomorrow. Feel free to meet the team
THE Y.F.S. TEAM
Lt. Frey supervises Youth & Family Services, and General/Special Investigations. Before Investigations, Lt. Frey supervised and was a highly skilled member of the elite Motor Unit. He serves as SWAT Commander, using his tactical experience to ensure school safety. Lt. Frey also coordinates Peer Support for the entire department.
Sgt. Schaefer heads the Youth & Family Services team. She has been with CHPD since 2006 having previously worked in the Monterey County area. She has specialized in child and family violence for over 15 years and helped found the department’s award-winning Domestic Violence Response Team.
JUVENILE DETECTIVE BATTAGLIA
Juvenile Detective Battaglia leads the investigations on youth-related crimes and missing persons. She serves on the Police Activities Board and as a Coach. Detective Battaglia is also a senior member of the Honor Guard and head mentor for the Police Explorer Honor Guard.
Officer Hancock worked in a local school district before her career in law enforcement. She handles incidents at the City’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Officer Hancock also trains Police Explorers and the Pathways Program Interns. She also helps plan activities for the Police Activities League.
Youth Services Officer Soriano has been with CHPD since 2015. She is in charge of the grant-funded program S.T.A.K.E. which stands for Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement. This program focuses on helping elementary and high school aged children make smart choices when it comes to vaping and smoking tobacco. Officer Soriano also helps coordinate the Police Explorer program. You can see Officer Soriano around town driving the S.T.A.K.E. truck funded by the Department of Public Health.
Youth Services Officer Greenlee started his law enforcement career with CHPD as a Reserve Officer and was soon hired full time. He is the school and safety liaison for all Citrus Heights schools north of Auburn Boulevard, including Mesa Verde High School. Officer Greenlee helps to run the Public Safety Pathways Program, teaching high school students about all aspects of law enforcement.
Serving as PAL Coordinator since 2019, Cheyenne loves to finding positive and fun ways for CHPD members and our community’s youth to interact. Cheyenne is also a proud graduate of California State University, Sacramento and believes in encouraging high school students to pursue advanced education.
Ready to sign up?
Want to get in touch with some of our youth and family services? Our team is ready to help you and your child get started by joining the Citrus Heights Police Activities League today!