WEST SACRAMENTO – Six California Highway Patrol (CHP) public safety dispatchers training at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento signed up for union membership following a new employee orientation presented by representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the CHP-Public Safety Dispatchers Association (CHP-PSDA).
“It was a pleasure to meet our newest dispatcher members and to discuss the benefits and services that we provide, as well as the importance of supporting the organization that negotiates their contracts and provides representation should the need arise,” said CSLEA Senior Counsel Andrea Perez. “CHP-PSDA Vice President Victor Tovar joined me in introducing the union, answering questions, and giving some history on how we’ve helped our CHP public safety dispatchers along the way.”
The public safety dispatchers currently training at the Academy in West Sacramento are from Communication Centers in Vallejo, Barstow, Orange County, San Luis Obispo and Fresno.
“We wish our newest CSLEA members the very best as they train for their very important roles as first responders,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “Their job can be intense, demanding, exhausting and rewarding – and we are here to support them and continue our work to improve their pay and benefits.”