Category: SPPOAC

On December 21st, 2022

Two Men Found Guilty of Smuggling Undocumented Non-Citizens on Panga Boat California Department of Parks and Recreation provided substantial assistance in investigation

“It is becoming a common occurrence for Panga boats suspected of human or drug trafficking to try to come ashore along our coastline,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “Often State Parks rangers are the first ones to encounter the situation and begin rescue or enforcement operations.” LOS ANGELES – On December […]

On September 28th, 2022

CSLEA Welcomes State Parks Academy BVST 48

OROVILLE - On September 21, 2022, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Chief Counsel Kasey Clark, along with State Park Peace Officers Association of California (SPPOAC) President Matt Yarbrough traveled to Butte College in Oroville to welcome the 37 cadets who are part of BVST 48 and introduce to them, their union. In speaking with […]

On July 18th, 2022

California State Parks Rangers Assist with Rescue of Hikers near Bull Creek

“It is easy to get turned around while hiking in our state parks and other areas.  Fortunately, State Parks rangers and their local law enforcement partners are skilled in their search and rescue efforts.” -CSLEA President Alan Barcelona HUMBOLDT COUNTY - On July 14, 2022, at about 6:44 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched […]

On June 14th, 2022

State Park Rangers and Wardens Join Work to Keep Recreation Areas in Fresno County Safe

FRESNO COUNTY – On Saturday, June 11, 2022, California State Parks rangers and Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens worked with approximately 80 law enforcement officers from numerous agencies in “Operation Safe Summer” in Fresno County.  The law enforcement operation was designed to help keep recreation areas safe. Agencies included the: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, […]

On May 24th, 2022

California State Park Ranger Responds to Report of Incendiary Devices

“Thanks to an observant person who reached out to a California State Park ranger who in turn knew what steps should be taken to remove this dangerous hazard, the situation ended without harm to people or property.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona Los Angeles - On May 21, 2022, a California State Park ranger working the […]

On May 19th, 2022

Man Found Guilty of Starting the Dolan Fire Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison State Parks Peace Officers assisted with investigation

“California’s wildfires are devastating to people, property and wildlife.  Identifying, arresting and prosecuting suspected arsonists who have demonstrated they are capable of harming so many, and so much, is essential to public safety.” -CSLEA President Alan Barcelona MONTEREY COUNTY – On May 18, 2022, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced that convicted arsonist Ivan […]

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