The California Highway Patrol, San Luis Obispo Area is located in San Luis Obispo County which is on the central coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco and has a population of approximately 267,000 residents. The San Luis Obispo Area’s jurisdiction isvast and includes US 101, from the Santa Barbara County line to State Route 58, which is approximately 10 miles north of the city of San Luis Obispo. State Route 1 also runs north from the Santa Barbara County line to Harmony Valley Road which is approximately 27 miles north of the city of San Luis Obispo. In addition to both highways the San Luis Obispo Area is also responsible for all unincorporated cities within the Area’s jurisdiction, including Nipomo, Oceano, Cayucos, and Los Osos.
We offer a wide variety of programs to help the public stay safe while traveling. Contact the San Luis Obispo Area for information about child safety seats, Start Smart, Age Well Drive Smart, or the Impact Teen Drivers program. Click on the Programs & Services above to learn more about the many traffic safety programs the CHP offers. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.