CSLEA FOP Lodge 77 Leaders in Attendance
SACRAMENTO - On January 12, 2016, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 77 board members attended the first 2016 California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA) board meeting at the Citizens Hotel in Sacramento.
CCLEA is a coalition of more than 50 law enforcement associations and 80,000 peace officers from throughout all of California.
"CSLEA is a proud member of CCLEA," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "We all know the saying, 'there's strength in numbers' and this is why CSLEA teams up with other law enforcement associations, to have a stronger voice in improving what's needed for our public safety members."
California Attorney General Kamala Harris was the guest speaker at the board meeting, speaking about the challenging work of law enforcement officers, the need and support for officers, and improvements to policing.
"AG Harris was one of the first to take a stand for law enforcement officers viewing their video from the cameras they wear, prior to writing their reports," said Barcelona. "That makes perfect sense, yet others want to fight that."
In addition to CSLEA, among the dozens of law enforcement associations present at the CCLEA board meeting were the California State Lodge FOP, Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff's Association FOP Lodge 7, Association of Motor Vehicles Investigators, California Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents, Association of Special Agents-DOJ, California Association of Law Enforcement Employees, Hospital Police Officers Association of California, Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs FOP Lodge 18.
(From left to right: CSLEA FOP Lodge 77 President Alan Barcelona, Attorney General Kamala Harris, California FOP President Roger Mayberry