Community Outreach and Media Relations
Senior Volunteer Program - Senior Volunteers To Watch
We are very proud of and value every member of our Department. Uniformed, nonuniformed, and volunteers, they all make important contributions that serve to make the CHP the fine law enforcement organization it is.
We'd like to share some of the senior volunteers' stories with you. We'll be continually adding more stories, so check back often!
Mr. James Newberry
Mr. James Newberry, V33016
I am a sixty seven year old retired businessman from San Mateo. I thought after retirement about 13 years ago
that I would be perfectly happy spending my free time collecting classic cars, and indulging in other hobbies.
I was wrong.
Mr. Will E. Austin
Mr. Will E. Austin, V0713
On September 11, 2001, Will vowed to do something for his country after he discovered our nation had endured a terrorist act. He read a newspaper ad from the CHP that was looking for volunteers. Will immediately contacted the CHP and applied for a position in the Senior Volunteer Program.
Will reported to Baldwin Park Area Office in April 2002 and progressed through two weeks of training. The training included administrative assistance, defensive driving, and traffic control. Additionally, Will is a certified child passenger safety technician. Currently, his responsibilities include issuing receipts, editing correspondences, and participating in ride alongs. Will also has a great passion to promote traffic safety messages for the CHP. He contributes to CHiPs For Kids, Every 15 Minutes, and recruitment functions.
Will prefers to be busy all the time. "I'm a young 63-year old, and I want to keep doing things," he explained. Will enjoys assisting officers in the field and is proud to be a member of the CHP family.