On Thursday, October 30, 2014, member services representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) invited California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) licensing registration examiners (LREs) to lunch at the Montebello DMV office .
LRE's belong to one of CSLEA's 18 affiliates, the California Organization of Licensing Registration Examiners (COLRE) and have the nerve wracking job of sitting in the passenger seat of vehicles driven by new, inexperienced or elderly drivers, to name a few.
"Our licensing registration examiners play a huge role in public safety," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "They are on the front lines of keeping unsafe drivers off the road and away from the rest of us. Unfortunately , they pay a personal price, many of them are involved in accidents and have been injured on the job."
During lunch, CSLEA Secretary and COLRE Vice President Bernadette Gonzalez spoke to members about CSLEA benefits and services. "We talked about AB 60, disability, retirement, our scholarship program, our communication with members including the CSLEA App, facebook and twitter," said Gonzalez. "We also discussed our political action committee and why that is so important. We talked about the contract formation process and about our top notch legal division. It was a good chance for the LREs to get to know us and for us to know what their concerns and wishes are."