Castro Valley Area Office

Welcome to the Castro Valley CHP Area Office

Area Commander

Christopher J. Sherry
Lieutenant Commander
CHP Castro Valley Area

Commander's Message

Information Services

  • Obtaining an Accident Report

  • Traffic Complaint Form

  • Directions to Castro Valley Office

  • The History of the California Highway Patrol and Castro Valley

    On August 14, 1929, the California Highway Patrol was created through an act of the Legislature. The new law gave Statewide authority to the Highway Patrol to enforce traffic laws on county and State highways - a responsibility which remains in effect today, along with many additional functions undreamed of in 1929.

    Currently, there are 103 California Highway Patrol Area offices located throughout the state. The Castro Valley Area is one of 12 Area offices in Golden Gate Division. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Castro Valley Area was founded in 2004. The Castro Valley Area is unique because it provides service, not only to motorists traveling on Interstate 580, but also to residents in Unincorporated Alameda County. Castro Valley Officers respond to vehicle collisions in residential neighborhoods and on rural county roads.

    The Castro Valley Area has primary traffic jurisdiction of seven miles of Interstate 580 and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, and Fairview. The Area patrols 495 miles of unincorporated county roadways and serves 130,000 residents of Alameda County. The uniformed staffing at the Castro Valley Area is comprised of one lieutenant, four sergeants, thirty five officers dedicated to road patrol operations, and six officers assigned to Area operations. The civilian support staff is comprised of one Office Services Supervisor, two Office Assistants, one Automotive Technician, and twenty two Senior Volunteers.

    The primary mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California. As a major statewide law enforcement agency, the secondary mission of the Department is to assist in emergencies exceeding local capabilities. The CHP also serves as the leader for statewide vehicle theft prevention and recovery efforts, and is the primary authority for enforcing laws and regulations relating to commercial vehicle safety and the commercial vehicle industry. In addition, the CHP is responsible for providing security and protective services to elected state officials, state government employees, and state facilities.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Castro Valley CHP Area office at (510) 581-9028.

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