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Meet a CHP Dispatcher - Rick Rocha

   PSO Rick Rocha
PSD Rick Rocha

Public Safety Dispatcher Rick Rocha was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Riordan High School, then attended City College of San Francisco and later Napa College. While attending Napa College, he enrolled in criminal justice classes and thought of working in law enforcement as an officer.

PSD Rick Rocha Rick comes from a family that has been dedicated to service for the CHP. His sisterís husband (now retired) worked as a CHP officer in San Francisco. His older brother has also been a CHP Officer for over 27 years. By 1992, for personal reasons, he realized that he did not want to become an officer. His brother suggested applying for CHP Dispatcher.

Rick has now been a Public Safety Dispatcher for 16 Ĺ years. He enjoys both answering 9-1-1 calls and dispatching CHP Officers. Given his background he believes officer safety is the most important thing a dispatcher needs to be aware of. He has won a few dispatcher awards; six times Freeway Service Patrol Dispatcher of the Year and one Employee of the Year. Rick has, on occasion, been Public Safety Dispatcher in Charge.

Rick stills lives in Santa Rosa and during his time off enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.