OROVILLE – On October 16, 2019, representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate Resources Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA), spoke to 50 California State Park Ranger and Peace Officer-Lifeguard cadets at the State Parks Law Enforcement Academy at Butte College in Oroville.
In attendance on behalf of RPPOA and CSLEA were RPPOA Director and State Park Ranger Matt Yarbrough and CSLEA Chief Counsel and General Manager Kasey Clark.
"This is an exciting time for the Ranger and Peace Officer-Lifeguard cadets,” said Yarbrough. “The academy takes commitment and dedication and we wish all the cadets the best during this time of training. Chief Counsel Clark and I introduced the union to the cadets and explained why it is so important to be a member. The union offers protection but also works with the department to improve safety, salaries, equipment and other items we know are necessary to keep peace officers, and visitors to our parks, safe.”