RIVERSIDE- If you have ever had to call 911, you know that relieved feeling of getting a calm, controlled voice at the other end of the line. A voice that can assist and send help immediately. At the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) we admire our public safety dispatchers for their ability to retrieve and relay pertinent information during tense times of emergency. The duties they are tasked with require steadfast, nerves of steel.
“It is important for CSLEA, and our affiliate CHP-PSDA, to reach out to our new dispatchers as they begin their careers with the California Highway Patrol,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “We need them to know they have a support system in us. They need to know who we are and that they can always turn to us for assistance. A lot can inadvertently go wrong on a job like theirs and lives are at stake. We welcome them to the CSLEA, CHP-PSDA family.”
Helping to introduce CSLEA and CHP-PSDA to the new dispatchers on October 18, 2016 at the Riverside Ben Clark Training Center was CSLEA Member Services Representative Shelley Bishop and CHP-PSDA Secretary-Treasurer Steve Fulton. Once their training is completed, these new CHP dispatchers will be stationed at the Golden Gate and Los Angeles Communication Centers, as well as the Central Coast area. We wish them the very best in their new careers!