WEST SACRAMENTO - California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatchers learning what it takes to respond to emergency 911 calls and dispatch CHP officers also learned about the two associations, CHP-Pubic Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), that represent them as they begin their new careers.
On January 11, 2016, CHP-PSDA Vice President Victor Tovar and CSLEA Member Services Representatives George Pina and Marco Castro presented a new employee orientation for the dispatchers.
"This is an opportunity for the dispatchers to take an hour break from their training and learn what CHP-PSDA and CSLEA are all about," said Pina. "It can be so overwhelming to come in new to state employment and the world of bargaining units. We let our dispatchers know who we are, why and when they may need to call upon us and the benefits and services we offer. We want those we represent to know who we are and to know we are really just a phone call or email away. Their success and happiness in their careers is what matters to us, it's our business."
The state automatically places CHP public safety dispatchers in CSLEA, Bargaining Unit 7, in which dues are deducted. To become a member of CSLEA and receive all that CSLEA has to offer, dispatchers must fill out a membership application.
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