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The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorer Program is to develop young people into responsible and productive citizens through discipline and a commitment to serving their community.

The CHP Explorer Program offers a unique and challenging opportunity to young men and women to become an integral part of the Department's operations, and experience what a career in law enforcement would be like. Successful completion of the Explorer Program can open many doors and present many opportunities for the youth of tomorrow, especially for an Explorer who is planning to make the CHP a career.


  • Ride along with officers in the field.
  • Driving Under the Influence checkpoints.
  • CHiP's for kids.
  • Assist with clerical duties at the Area office.
  • Explorer competitions.
  • Physical fitness training.
  • Medical training.
  • Community service.
  • Organize fundraisers.
  • Explorer meetings.
  • Traffic control.
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For questions about the Recruiting Process, speak with a Recruiter by calling (888) 422-4756.