The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association doesn’t only represent more than 7,000 public safety employees across the state; they are also an active philanthropic organization.

Through their Consumer Protection & Public Safety Foundation, the members of CSLEA are working to protect Californians from consumer fraud and other public safety threats through increasing awareness and education. Their programs include producing and disseminating videos and public service announcements, educational seminars, and media interaction. And the group has the experience and breadth of knowledge available. Their members come from 180 different job classifications that handle issues from search and rescue to putting child molesters and sex offenders behind bars to arson and bombings.

“We are the most fascinating law enforcement association in the county,” says Alan Barcelona, Chairman CSLEA Foundation and President of the CSLEA. “No other group of people does as many varied public safety jobs for the people they serve – in our case that’s every Californian.”

CSLEA was born from the California Union of Safety Employees. It was formed after the Dills Act put state employees into specific bargaining units. Since 1981, CAUSE / CSLEA have been working for enhanced public safety through its statewide network of members.

On October 7th, the CSLEA and its foundation will be taking their mission to the golf course, as they hold their Inaugural Golf Tournament at the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. Proceeds from the tournament will go to fund scholarships for degrees in public safety and related fields.

The golf tournament is an opportunity for the CSLEA to begin protecting the next generations of Californians. By helping today’s youths who are interested in careers in law enforcement receive the education they deserve, the CSLEA hopes to keep the state’s public safety employee pool well stocked for decades to come.

The golf tournament format will be a four-person scramble format, with a shotgun start at noon on October 7th. But registration ends on August 31st, two weeks from today. The CSLEA is expecting a big turnout, so registration space may fill up, so be sure to contact Coby Pizzotti at the CSLEA as soon as you can. Pizotti can be reached at 916-447-5262