WEST SACRAMENTO – On March 7, 2022, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Senior Counsel Andrea Perez and CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA) Vice President Victor Tovar conducted a new employee orientation at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. The pair met with nine dispatchers to introduce them to union membership and benefits.
“These public safety professionals are being trained to be first responders at CHP communication centers in Vallejo, Los Angeles, Ukiah, Orange County and Merced,” said Perez. “It’s an exciting but sometimes stressful career. Victor and I present the benefits of becoming a union member and answer any questions the dispatchers might have. CHP-PSDA offers a tremendous amount of support to dispatchers throughout the state and CSLEA provides attorneys, a proven legal defense fund, a $15,000 basic life insurance benefit, among other important benefits. As a union member you have a large, strong safety net and support the work it takes to negotiate work place changes, benefits and wages.”
CSLEA and CHP-PSDA welcomed eight new members and extended a warm thank you to their instructor Matt Gonzales (left in photo) for his professionalism in instructing the dispatchers.