WEST SACRAMENTO - The current pandemic requires some creative scheduling and different ways to meet new California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members but it’s not stopping association representatives and new members from getting to know one another.
“Typically, we will attend the CHP academy during the lunch hour to meet with our new dispatchers, introduce the union and answer questions, but then came COVID-19,” said CHP Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) Vice President Victor Tovar. “On July 27th, rather than meeting our newest members in the same room at the academy, the dispatchers were actually in remote locations and CSLEA senior counsel Andrea Perez and I were physically at the academy conducting a teleconference with them.”
“It’s a little different these days, certainly, but we thank the dispatchers for being such great sports and taking the time to talk with us over the internet,” said Perez. “Starting a new job with the state can be overwhelming and multiplied as a CHP dispatcher! We like to introduce their support system and union membership benefits.”
The dispatchers will be working in communications centers in Indio, Chico, Sacramento, Bakersfield, Ventura and Fresno.