Life At The Academy
Experiences of our Cadet Classes:
The California Highway Patrol is often described as a "paramilitary" department, and that is true. The uniforms, ranks and insignias, chain of command, and the long-standing traditions resemble a military organization.
There is a remarkable esprit de corps in the California Highway Patrol that is unique to this organization. On graduation day you will have earned and will take great pride in your new position as an Officer of the California Highway Patrol.
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