RANCHO CORDOVA – Fifteen new California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents took a break from their training at the DOJ Advance Training Center in Rancho Cordova September 13, 2016 to learn about the Association of Special Agents-DOJ, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) - all associations that represent California DOJ special agents.
ASA-DOJ President Al Cardwood took the opportunity to welcome the special agents to their new positions and to ASA-DOJ, CSLEA and FOP membership.
“As I have said before, there’s a whole lot going on as special agents receive their training ,” said Cardwood. “Introducing myself and answering any questions they may have about the job, ASA-DOJ, CSLEA, or FOP can help as they transition into their DOJ careers. It is a pleasure reaching out to them.”
Cardwood updated the group on the current contract and spoke about the importance of having access to a proven Legal Defense Fund (LDF). Joining Cardwood at the New Employee Orientation (NEO) were California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member Services Field Representatives George Pina and Marco Castro, who addressed the benefits and services CSLEA offers its members.
“We want our new special agent members to know who to contact at CSLEA should they need assistance,” said Pina. “We want to be sure they have beneficiaries on their basic $15,000 life insurance plan that is included with membership, that they are aware of ASA-DOJ, CSLEA and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) scholarships, benefits and services. We also want them to know how easy it is to contact us, via our app, whether they need our Southern or Northern office or the LDF 24 hour emergency line. Their admonishment statement is also something they can quickly access on our CSLEA app.”