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PSD Veterans' Preference

Veterans' Preference

Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded pursuant to Government Code Section 18973.1, effective January 1, 2014, as follows:

  1. Any veteran, widow or widower of a veteran, or spouse of a 100 percent disabled veteran, who achieves a passing score in an entrance examination, shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligibility list. Any veteran who has been dishonorably discharged or released is not eligible for Veterans' Preference.
  2. An entrance examination is defined, under the law, as any open competitive examination.
  3. Veterans' Preference is not granted once a person achieves permanent civil service status.

For additional information and applications, contact the CHP at: 1-888-4A CHP JOB
(1-888-422-4756) TT/TDD 1-800-735-2929 EOE/ADA or by e-mail

For upcoming exams:
Speak with a recruiter at 1-888-422-4756
or visit the State Personnel Board website.

Public Safety Dispatcher Homepage

For questions about the Recruiting Process, speak with a Recruiter by calling (888) 422-4756.