NORWALK - On January 21, 2019, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Supervising Attorney Dave De La Riva met with 11 new hospital police officers at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk. The meeting was an opportunity for De La Riva to introduce himself and CSLEA and to share the services and benefits that CSLEA has available to its members.
“I want to welcome our 11 new CSLEA members and thank them for recognizing the value in union membership and having a strong organization by their sides as they pursue their new careers as peace officers,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “Our staff of attorneys is always available to members and eager to assist with questions and concerns. We are at our members’ service.”
State hospital police officers provide safety and security to patients, staff, visitors and the community surrounding state hospitals. The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is the largest forensic mental health hospital system in the nation.