Welcome to the Placerville CHP Area Office
Below you'll find links to programs we offer, information about events in our area, and tips to safe
motoring. The CHP is committed to keeping you safe on the road, and offering assistance when it's needed.
The CHP is here to protect and to serve you. We offer a number of programs aimed at keeping you safe on the road and
on the highway. We offer instructions on how to safely buckle kids in their safety seats, programs aimed at alerting
new drivers to the challenges of the road, and offering safety tips for driving at night, in bad weather, and in high
volume traffic. You can help us with these goals by driving defensively and safely, by obeying the posted speed,
giving enough room between you and the car ahead of you, using your blinkers, and being courteous on the road.
History of the CHP Placerville Area Office
At the inception of California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 1929 the Placerville Area was founded. The Placerville
Area started with one Captain, Elwood A. Brewster, and three road officers, Tom Eisenhuth, Richard Cornelson
and Burwell Reynolds.
We hope you find this site helpful and answers your need for information about services and resources we provide.