Weekly Update 10/12/18

Standardized Staffing CDCR Custody Staff: On Thursday, October 4, 2018, CCSO staff attended a meet and confer regarding the Standardized Staffing of CDCR Custody Staff.  The realignment of institutional custody staff was initiated earlier this year, driven by the Department of Finance due to the reduced prison population. CCSO had many discussions with the Department of Adult Institutions (DAI), and the Chapter Presidents relayed their concerns to their respective hiring authority. The staffing packages have been finalized and are scheduled to be implemented on October 29, 2018.  As with any change, concerns have arisen; however, we Continue reading

Weekly Update 9/21/18

The CCSO State Board and Staff attended the COPSWEST Training and Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center September 17th to September 20th. The event was presented by the California Peace Officers Association. The COPSWEST Training and Expo is a conference where public safety colleagues come together to connect, learn and better themselves in their respective field. Recently, it has been a difficult time for transparency and communication between law enforcement and the communities they serve throughout the nation. High profile cases publicizing encounters between officers and members of the public have triggered uproar and protest. This conference gives our CDCR professionals a great insight into those challenges, as they are similar to what we face within our walls. Some of the various training sessions offered were Community Policing, Leadership by Listening, as well as the Las Vegas Debrief with peer discussions.  Continue reading

Weekly Update 9/14/18

2018 Medal of Valor:
On Friday September 14, 2018, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) held it’s 33rd Annual Medal of Valor Ceremony.  Nearly 70 CDCR employees were honored for their distinguished service and bravery.  The following CCSO members were presented with the distinguished award: Continue reading