“We welcome to union membership these 15 public safety professionals who are embarking upon their new careers as dispatchers with the CHP. They are becoming the first responders that the public relies on and we will be beside them all along the way.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
SACRAMENTO – On January 30, 2023, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Senior Counsel Andrea Perez and CHP-Public Safety Dispatcher’s Association (CHP-PSDA) Vice President Victor Tovar conducted a new employee orientation for 15 dispatchers training at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.
The orientation gave the two union representatives the opportunity to meet and greet the new dispatchers, introduce them to union benefits and services, and answer any questions they may have.
“A public safety dispatcher’s job is not an easy one and the training can be absolutely overwhelming. Throw in the additional learning curve of becoming a state employee and there are typically a lot of questions we can help out with,” said Perez. “In addition, CHP-PSDA Vice President Tovar has worked as a dispatcher for CHP for many, many years and is super helpful with addressing concerns, sharing anecdotes and inspiring the dispatchers during training.”
All 15 dispatchers recognized the importance of having access to CSLEA’s benefits and services and signed up for union membership. The dispatchers will be working at communication centers in Monterey, Vallejo, Merced, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Bishop, Orange County, and Chico.