The California Highway
Patrol (CHP), Antelope Valley Area is responsible for patrolling approximately
30 miles of State Route 14 from Acton, CA to the Kern County line and
approximately 1400 miles of unincorporated roadways located in various
communities throughout the Antelope Valley including: Angeles Forest Highway,
Angeles Crest Highway, State Route 138 and State Route 18.
The Antelope Valley is
host to several annual events that bring thousands of visitors to our area and
upon our highways as drivers or as passengers.
Every Spring, thousands of visitors flock to the Antelope Valley
California Poppy Reserve and attend the Annual Poppy Festival held at Sgt.
Steve Owen Memorial Park. The annual Los
Angeles County Air Show is held at our very own William J. Fox Airfield and
brings in thousands of visitors from all over Southern California. Edwards Air Force Base, the second-largest
air force base in the United States, also calls the Antelope Valley “home” and
brings in thousands of visitors both military and civilian. Mountain High Ski Resort is the most visited
resort in Southern California and brings skiers, snowboarders, and snow players
to our area every Winter.
The Antelope Valley CHP
is dedicated to keeping each of our residents and visitors as safe as
possible. We are committed to saving
lives by preventing traffic collisions before they happen through education and
enforcement efforts. Our traffic safety
education programs are offered in local schools and at community events on a
continual basis in an effort to educate the public. These educational programs
combined with our enforcement efforts are designed to prevent collisions,
thereby reducing the tragic loss of life and serious injuries caused by unsafe
driving. Programs such as:
Start Smart (a program for new teen drivers and parents);
Every 15 Minutes (a program to raise awareness of the dangers of
driving under the influence at local high schools)
Impact Teen Drivers (a program for teens and their parents
to address the dangers of driving reckless, distracted or while under the
Age Well Drive Smart (a program for senior drivers) are designed
to educate the public and help reduce the number of tragedies caused by traffic
Free child safety seat instruction/demonstrations for anyone who
transports children younger than 8 years old or under 4’9” tall.The Antelope Valley Area
is proud to be a thriving Explorer post which is designed for young men and
women between the ages of 15 and 21 who are interested in a career in law
enforcement. We also have an outstanding Senior Volunteer Program for
members of our community who are 55 or older and would like to volunteer their
time to assist CHP employees in the performance of their duties. We are very committed to our
community and pride ourselves on the relationships we build and maintain. Check back often for information about when these events are
taking place. You can also check our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages at
CHP Antelope Valley or call our office for more information.
Eric Broneer has been a member of the California Highway Patrol since
1995. He was born and raised in Burbank,
California by his parents, both of whom were public school teachers. He joined
the California Highway Patrol because he wanted to fulfill his childhood dream
to have a career in law enforcement.
Broneer attended College of the Canyons, Humboldt State University, and the
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College through San Diego
State University. He is currently a
volunteer board member for the Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Shelter.
graduating from the California Highway Patrol Academy in 1995, Captain Broneer
reported to the East Los Angeles office where he worked as an officer primarily
assigned to the graveyard shift for 10 years. He also headed the
East Los Angeles Area’s Explorer Program for young men and women interested in
a career in law enforcement. In 2005, he moved to Sacramento and worked
in CHP Headquarters in the Research and Planning Section where he coordinated
several statewide community outreach programs.
In 2007, he promoted to the rank of sergeant and reported to the Central
Los Angeles Area. In 2009, he
transferred to the Altadena Area where he served as both a field and
administrative sergeant. In 2013
promoted to the rank of lieutenant and reported to the Antelope Valley Area. He enjoyed getting to know the community by
participating in numerous community events and working with city and county
leaders to address traffic safety concerns. In 2017, he was promoted and
assigned as Captain in the Antelope Valley Area.
Broneer is committed to ensuring the public can
always trust the California Highway Patrol, Antelope Valley Area officers to be
honest, fair, and respectful in all of their actions. He encourages officer participation in
community events as well as open dialogue with community stakeholders to
reinforce the foundations of trust within the community.