WEST SACRAMENTO - The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Membership Services team knows how stressful training for a new job can be, and when you throw in the added ins-and-outs of becoming a State of California employee, things can get a little complicated and confusing pretty quick. That's why CSLEA representatives and CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) Vice President Victor Tovar stopped by to visit with dispatchers training at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento on April 4, 2016.
"We had the pleasure of meeting with nine new state employees who are learning the very important job of a CHP dispatcher," said CSLEA Member Services Field Representative George Pina. "Victor, a CHP dispatcher and VP of CHP-PSDA, knows firsthand the vital role CHP-PSDA and CSLEA can be in a dispatcher's career. We take the time to personally introduce ourselves and to let the dispatchers know who we are and that we are here to support them with benefits, services and our legal defense fund. The CSLEA Legal Defense Fund provides members access to prepaid legal representation in matters arising from the normal course of employment. We refer to it as career protection."
Each of the nine dispatchers valued the benefits and services offered to CSLEA members, including the CSLEA Exclusive Member Discounts Program, and requested membership.
"I would like to personally welcome our new dispatchers and congratulate them on embarking upon a rewarding career as a first responder in emergency service," said CHP-PSDA President Tina Brazil. "I want them to know they can reach out to any of us at CHP-PSDA and CSLEA for support. This is a job in which you need to lean on one another. We recognize that and encourage it."