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Border Division encompasses the southernmost part of California and is comprised of twelve area offices, five commercial inspection facilities, two communication centers, and two air operations units. Each Border Division area office and commercial inspection facility is strategically located to provide the highest level of safety, service and security from the devoted members of the California Highway Patrol. Border Division has a committed workforce that consists of approximately 900 uniformed officers and 380 non-uniformed employees.
Border Division has a vast and diverse area that includes busy metropolitan areas and rural desert areas that bring daily challenges to the motoring public and the dedicated men and women of the California Highway Patrol who patrol it. Over a span of more than 9,300 square miles, Border Division proudly serves more than 6.8 million people of varied cultures, ethnicities, religions and socio-economic level who reside within its confines. Southern California is a major tourist area and host to many different events, theme parks and attractions, which can cause traffic volumes to change at any given time. Border Division is also home to the largest U.S. armed services population within the country. Our California Highway Patrol officers strive to provide superior traffic enforcement and general law enforcement services to the millions of motorists that navigate Border Division’s interstate freeways, state routes, highways and county roads. In addition to traffic enforcement, Border Division provides education to the motoring public through community events, safety presentations and the installation of child passenger seats as a means to promote and maintain the highest level of traffic safety. Border Division is proud to serve the millions who travel our roadways and promises to continue to live up to the high standard set forth by the people of California.
In September 2010, Chief Jim Abele was assigned as the Commander of Border Division, which is the southernmost CHP Division. Border Division encompasses San Diego, Orange, Imperial, and most of Riverside Counties. Chief Abele oversees the daily operations of the Division Office, 12 Area Commands, 5 Commercial Inspection Facilities, 2 Traffic Management/Communications Centers, and 2 Air Operations Units, with a combined staff of nearly 1,400 sworn and non-uniformed members.
As a Department specializing in saving lives, it is our goal to protect all motorists as they travel California’s roadways, and we have found the greatest impact through both proactive and reactive measures. The men and women of the California Highway Patrol are passionate about our mission: To provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the great residents of this region. The people of this great state have invested in the California Highway Patrol, and in turn, we vow to exceed their expectations as we strive to remain this state’s premier law enforcement agency. As we look to the future, we are committed to finding new and innovative ways to improve upon this mission so that Border Division may remain engaged with the public we serve.