Category: HPAC

On August 25th, 2022

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse of Multiple Patients A Department of State Hospitals Office of Protective Services investigation

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY– On August 24, 2022, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office announce it has filed nine felony sexual abuse charges against Christopher Lee Smart, 63, of Redlands. During the time of the alleged sexual abuse, Smart was employed at Patton State Hospital as a licensed clinical social worker. Patton State Hospital provides […]

On August 4th, 2022

CSLEA Welcomes New Hospital Police Officers at DSH Academy

SAN LUIS OBISPO – On August 1, 2022, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate, Hospital Police Association of California (HPAC) welcomed approximately 20 new state hospital police officers who are training at the Department of State Hospital’s (DSH) Academy in San Luis Obispo.  Upon completion of their training, the officers will […]

On July 15th, 2022

CSLEA Attorneys Attend Retirement Ceremony for Former HPAC President Lorenzo Indick

By CSLEA Supervising Counsel Dave De La Riva On July 7, 2022, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Supervising Legal Counsel David De La Riva and Senior Legal Counsel Jim Vitko attended a retirement ceremony celebrating the career of former Hospital Police Association of California (HPAC) President Lorenzo Indick. Indick retired as a Sergeant from […]

On June 14th, 2022

CSLEA and HPAC Discuss Issues with Napa State Hospital Administrators in Joint Labor Management Committee Meeting

SACRAMENTO - On June 13, 2022, a Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) meeting was held between the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), the Hospital Police Association of California (HPAC) and Napa State Hospital administrators. “This was our quarterly JLMC in which the union and Napa State Hospital administrators meet to discuss topics of concerns […]

On February 10th, 2022

CSLEA Enters into Agreement with DDS Regarding Compensation Owed to Peace Officer-I staff at PDC

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) regarding compensation owed Peace Officer I (PO I) staff at Porterville Developmental Center (PDC). As a result of the settlement, CSLEA has withdrawn a complaint filed with the Public Employment Relations […]

On January 5th, 2022

HPAC Mourns the Loss of ASH Sgt. Thomas Stanley

Dear HPAC Member, The Hospital Police Association of California (HPAC) is deeply saddened by the death of our valued member Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) Police Sgt. Thomas Stanley. Sgt. Stanley died on December 31, 2021 from COVID related complications.  Sgt. Stanley is greatly missed by his loving family, friends and those who worked with him. A gofundme […]

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