WEST SACRAMENTO – Representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) conducted two new employee orientations February 3-4, 2020 at CHP training centers in West Sacramento and Riverside. The orientations gave 13 new CHP dispatchers a chance to meet their union representatives, ask questions, and learn how union membership can benefit and protect them.
CSLEA Senior Counsel Andrea Perez and CHP-PSDA Vice President Victor Tovar spoke with eight dispatchers at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento on February 3rd while CSLEA Senior Counsel Jim Vitko and CHP-PSDA Secretary-Treasurer Steve Fulton conducted the new orientation at the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside.
“The job that these dispatchers are training for can be intense and consuming,” said Perez. “It involves long hours, knowledge of codes and procedures, quick thinking and problem solving, and the ability to remain calm while under pressure. These dispatchers will come to rely on their colleagues and site representatives as a source of sanity and support. CHP-PSDA and CSLEA are also by their side and are available to answer questions and address concerns.”
CSLEA welcomes its newest members who will be working at CHP Communication Centers throughout the state!