WEST SACRAMENTO- Physical distancing and COVID-19 present their own set of challenges for CHP dispatchers and operators training to respond to 911 calls and dispatch officers, but none of that prevented them from meeting union representatives from CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA).
On June 29, 2020, CHP-PSDA Vice President Victor Tovar met with seven dispatchers and an operator training at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.
"Physical distancing is very much in effect at the academy, but I was able to meet and greet our newest members and put a face to a union, so to speak," said Tovar. "This is a great group of individuals who are working to serve our state as public safety dispatchers and operator, and they understand the need to have the support of a union."
CHP-PSDA Secretary-Treasurer Steve Fulton also met with a couple of dispatchers in Rancho Cucamonga at the Inland Communication Center to introduce union benefits and answer any questions.
"Thank you to Steve and Victor for taking time to meet our newest members and answer any questions," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "Our dispatchers are a resilient group of public safety professionals and we are proud to represent them and be there for them. We thank them for their membership and will proudly continue to serve them."