RIVERSIDE – On January 17, 2017, 11 California Highway Patrol employees training to become CHP dispatchers met with representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the CSLEA affiliate CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA). The New Employee Orientation (NEO) was held that the CHP Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside.
“The job they are training to do is not an easy one,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “It takes a special kind of calm person who can multi-task and think on their toes, to be a public safety dispatcher. There are a lot of stresses involved. We like to be sure to introduce ourselves, let them know about the benefits and resources available through CHP-PSDA and CSLEA, and make sure they know they have a support system, and should, by all means, use it.”
The dispatchers attending the NEO were from Orange County to Humbolt. Welcoming them to their new careers were CHP-PSDA Secretary-Treasurer Steven Fulton and CSLEA Member Services Representative Shelley Bishop.
“We wish all of them a successful and happy career, and are here to help.” said Barcelona.