On September 17th, 2021

Five Arrested in Death Investigation in Butte County California DOJ helps collect and process evidence

“California Department of Justice criminalists are called upon to assist local law enforcement departments with processing crime scenes which involves identifying and collecting possible evidence and following up with any lab work, presenting conclusions and testifying in court when necessary.  Their expertise is invaluable to investigators and our public safety.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona […]

On September 17th, 2021

CA DOJ & CDFDW Assist with Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Investigations in Riverside County

“The cultivation of illegal marijuana in our state can negatively impact our soil, water supplies, fish and wildlife, consumers, public safety, as well as those who are licensed to grow it.  Illegal cultivators often use illegal fertilizers and pesticides which can lead to harm.  Law enforcement must continue to investigate this illegal activity.” – CSLEA […]

On September 16th, 2021

AC-DOJ Thanks LPA Julie Smith for her Service to Union Members

SACRAMENTO - On behalf of the Association of Criminalists-DOJ (AC-DOJ) Board of Directors, on September 15, 2021, retired Criminalist Supervisor John Styer presented Latent Print Analyst (LPA) II Julie Smith with a plaque recognizing her contribution as an AC-DOJ board member since August of 2015. Smith brought years of experience as a labor association board […]

On September 14th, 2021

CSLEA Meets New Museum Security Officers at Exposition Park

LOS ANGELES - On September 14, 2021, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Supervising Counsel Dave De La Riva conducted a new employee orientation for several museum security officers at Exposition Park.  The orientation gave De La Riva and the officers a chance to meet and to discuss the benefits of union membership which include: […]

On September 14th, 2021

SB 284, Peace Officer and Dispatcher Workers’ Compensation Presumption for PTSI, on Hold Temporarily

An update by Jennifer Roe, Capitol Advocacy SB 284, CSLEA-sponsored legislation authored by Senator Henry Stern (D-Malibu), which adds additional first responders to the list of those already covered by the workers’ compensation rebuttable presumption for Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), was made a two – year bill at the end of this year’s session, making […]

On September 10th, 2021

California DOJ Criminalists Assist Mendocino County Investigators with Homicide Investigation

“California DOJ criminalists assist numerous law enforcement departments in this state with crime scenes and forensic work.  They are also called upon to testify in the courtroom.  They are an excellent resource for investigators and great contributors to criminal justice.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona COVELO - On September 4, 2021 at about 1:30 a.m., […]

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