Meet Deputy Sheriff Alisha Rosa, named “2019 Deputy of the Year for Yucaipa” by the City of Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce. And, it’s easy to understand why.
Deputy Rosa is tasked with the City’s homeless outreach projects, wherein she interfaces with those who are homeless and connects them with resources that are available to them through the City and through San Bernardino County. And, she is the co-program coordinator for Yucaipa’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. These duties are in addition to answering calls for service initiated by residents and business owners throughout the City. And, it doesn’t stop there.
As a volunteer, she makes consistent and on-going contributions to local and regional youth, the disabled, and more. For example…
• Deputy Rosa assists with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Rodeo, which raises money for the Boy Scouts of America. As part of her activities, she coordinates the Challenged Children Event at the sheriff’s rodeo, which enables children with a variety of disabilities to participate in this simulated rodeo event in a large arena. “It is a proud moment to give some joy to the lives of these children,” she states, “who look forward to this event each year.”
• She participates in the Shop with a Cop program, sponsored by the Sheriff’s Employee’s Benefit Association, through which under-privileged children are sponsored and able to able to go shopping for gifts and necessities; making their holiday season a bit brighter.
• She plays in the Spartans Football League, which raises funds for officers who have been injured or families of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. In fact, she serves on the Board of Directors for the league.
When ask, What do you like most about Yucaipa?, Alisha says, “The citizens of Yucaipa are very active in the community; they take a vested interest in making the community a better place to live. Their continued support for their police department is amazing and does not go unnoticed.”
Deputy Rosa especially loves the “small community feel” that Yucaipa has managed to hold onto, over time. “Yucaipa has a unique feel to it,” she concludes. “There is a need to maintain balance between holding onto our traditional way of life; yet, making progress toward the future.”
Deputy Alisha Rosa is a model representative of the City of Yucaipa.