WEST SACRAMENTO - On January 8, 2017, Tina Brazil, senior vice president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and president of the California Highway Patrol Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) greeted new dispatchers learning the ropes at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.
“Veteran CHP dispatchers make the job look smooth and easy, but truth be told, the training and learning curve is very intense,” said Brazil. “We look forward to assisting our newest dispatchers in training and as their union, supporting them as they become a vital link in emergency response and public safety. This is not an easy job. Days and nights are long, and the stress can be tremendously tough.”
Brazil discussed training, the need to be familiar with CSLEA and CHP-PSDA representatives, and the importance of having access to a legal defense fund through CSLEA membership.
Joining Brazil in the new employee orientation were CSLEA Membership Services Representatives George Pina and Marco Castro. They discussed CSLEA benefits and services and answered questions.
CSLEA would like to welcome ten new dispatchers to the CSLEA and CHP-PSDA family.