Valley Division

Division Office and Patrol vehicle

Phone:

(916) 731-6300

Address:

2555 1st Avenue
Sacramento , CA 95818

Hours:

Monday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friday:
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Valley Division is proud to serve the greater Sacramento and surrounding areas. Valley Division oversees a total of 20 commands, one commercial vehicle enforcement facility, and four communications centers that encompass ten different counties within the State of California. The footprint of the Division spans from Chico on the northern end to Tracy on the southern border including South Lake Tahoe to the east and Woodland on the west fringes. These areas represent much of the diverse geography and climate for which California is so well-known. This includes cold weather mountainous regions
to the heat of the valley.

Additionally, Valley Division encompasses the world-wide tourist destination of Lake Tahoe to the farmlands that service the state, country, and many parts of the world. Valley Division has a large geographic footprint which covers four major highways, including Interstate 5, Interstate 80, US 50, and State Route 99. Interstate 5 is the primary route through the Sacramento Valley, traveling north-south along the western edge of the valley. Interstate 80 cuts a swath through the valley, mostly through Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties which includes Interstate 505 and State Route 113. Other principal routes in the region include State Route 99, which runs along the eastern edge of the valley, roughly parallel to Interstate 5; State Route 20, which traverses the valley from west to east on its route from State Route 1 to the Donner Pass; State Route 49, named in honor of the California Gold Rush and running through many old mining towns in the foothills of the valley; and State Route 45, which runs along the course of the Sacramento River roughly ten miles east of Interstate 5.

The primary mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California. This is accomplished by focusing on enforcement of the California Vehicle Code, particularly in areas of speed, safety belt/child restraints, driving under the influence and distracted driving. In addition to enforcement, officers provide security for state properties; focus on congestion relief, assist allied agencies and educate the motoring public on traffic safety. Our four communication centers house our Public Safety Dispatchers who are the vital link in answering “911” calls and dispatching for the officers within the entire Valley Division footprint. Within the Sacramento Region, Valley Division is accompanied by CHP personnel at the State Capitol, CHP Headquarters, and the CHP Academy. Valley Division in itself has a multitude of specialized programs, which include but are not limited to, K-9 Program, Air Operations, Bicycle Patrol, Commercial Enforcement, Safety Services Program, and Salvaged Vehicle Identification.

Also, Valley Division has specialized task forces assigned throughout the Division, including the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force and the Delta Regional Auto Theft Task Force. Both assist in the prevention of crime and recovery of stolen vehicles within the Valley Division jurisdiction. The CHP is committed to being a recognized leader in law enforcement and emergency incident management that provides indispensable service to the public. Valley Division staff stand ready to provide the highest quality service and answer any questions. For Area specific related questions, please click on the local CHP Area office page.

Office Map

 

 

(223) Donner Passhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(223)-donner-pass(223) Donner Pass12800 Interstate 80TruckeeCA96161(530) 587-1242Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities;GP0|#2a980a33-19ca-449b-955d-153877644524;L0|#02a980a33-19ca-449b-955d-153877644524|Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facilities;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(214) Sacramento Communications Centerhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(214)-sacramento-communications-center(214) Sacramento Communications Center3165 Gold Valley DriveRancho CordovaCA95742(916) 861-1300Communications & Dispatch Centers;GP0|#316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03;L0|#0316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03|Communications & Dispatch Centers;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(222) Truckee Communications Centerhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(222)-truckee-communications-center(222) Truckee Communications Center10077 State Route 89 SouthTruckeeCA96161(530) 582-7500Communications & Dispatch Centers;GP0|#316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03;L0|#0316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03|Communications & Dispatch Centers;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(241) Chico Communications Centerhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(241)-chico-communications-center(241) Chico Communications Center995 Fir StreetChicoCA95928(530) 879-1900Communications & Dispatch Centers;GP0|#316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03;L0|#0316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03|Communications & Dispatch Centers;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(265) Stockton Communications Centerhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(265)-stockton-communications-center(265) Stockton Communications Center2720 Wilcox RoadStocktonCA95215(209) 943-8600Communications & Dispatch Centers;GP0|#316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03;L0|#0316a36ba-ea83-4b88-acee-d00e8bca8b03|Communications & Dispatch Centers;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(220) Auburnhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(220)-auburn(220) Auburn9440 Indian Hill RoadNewcastleCA95658(916) 663-3344Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(221) Gold Runhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(221)-gold-run(221) Gold Run50 Canyon Creek RoadGold RunCA95717(530) 389-2205Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(222) Truckeehttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(222)-truckee(222) Truckee10077 State Route 89 SouthTruckeeCA96161(530) 582-7570Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(230) Grass Valleyhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(230)-grass-valley(230) Grass Valley11363 McCourtney RoadGrass ValleyCA95945(530) 477-4900 Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(240) Orovillehttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(240)-oroville(240) Oroville2072 Third StreetOrovilleCA95965(530) 538-2700Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(241) Chicohttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(241)-chico(241) Chico995 Fir Street ChicoCA 95928(530) 879-1999 Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(245) Placervillehttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(245)-placerville(245) Placerville3031 LoHi Way (P.O. Box 1417)PlacervilleCA95667(530) 622-1110 Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(246) South Lake Tahoehttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(246)-south-lake-tahoe(246) South Lake Tahoe2063 Hopi AvenueSouth Lake TahoeCA96150(530) 577-1001Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(250) North Sacramentohttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(250)-north-sacramento(250) North Sacramento5109 Tyler Street SacramentoCA95841(916) 348-2300Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(252) South Sacramentohttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(252)-south-sacramento(252) South Sacramento6 Massie CourtSacramentoCA95823(916) 681-2300Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(255) San Andreashttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(255)-san-andreas(255) San Andreas749 Mountain Ranch RoadSan AndreasCA95249(209) 754-3541Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(260) East Sacramentohttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(260)-east-sacramento(260) East Sacramento11336 Trade Center DriveRancho CordovaCA95742(916) 464-1450Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(265) Stocktonhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(265)-stockton(265) Stockton2720 Wilcox RoadStocktonCA95215(209) 938-4800Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(266) Tracyhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(266)-tracy(266) Tracy385 West Grant Line RoadTracyCA95376(209) 835-8920Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(280) Woodlandhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(280)-woodland(280) Woodland13739 Andrew Stevens DriveWoodlandCA95776(530) 662-4685Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(285) Yuba-Sutterhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(285)-yuba-sutter(285) Yuba-Sutter1619 Poole AvenueYuba CityCA95993(530) 674-5141Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a
(295) Amadorhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/find-an-office/valley-division/offices/(295)-amador(295) Amador301 Clinton RoadJacksonCA95642-2663(209) 223-4890Offices;GP0|#c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899;L0|#0c2aaa1f8-8a54-41d9-a89b-de197f92d899|Offices;GTSet|#75a87182-5fd5-41e0-81fc-47b8d256952a

​Valley Division Public Information/ Recruitment Coordinators

​Recruitment Officer

Jeff Martin

jemartin@chp.ca.gov

​Recruitment Officer

Cynthia White

cywhite@chp.ca.gov

Public Information Officer

El Protector

​Guillermo Garcia guigarcia@chp.ca.gov

Public Information Officer

Rafael Cervantez

 

 

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​Recruitment and Community Events

 

 

APP Workout1https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=47APP Workout1
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APP Workout3https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=49APP Workout3
APP Workout4https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=50APP Workout4
APP Workout5https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=51APP Workout5
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Workout4https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=75Workout4
Officer Powellhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=70Officer Powell
Bear Hugs Campaignhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=71Bear Hugs Campaign
Explorer Academy classhttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=57Explorer Academy class
APP Workout8https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=58APP Workout8
APP Workout9https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=59APP Workout9
APP Workout10https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=60APP Workout10
Cadet Pichttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=54Cadet Pic
Motor traininghttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=55Motor training
CHP chasehttps://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=56CHP chase
Special Olympics 2015https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=61Special Olympics 2015
Special Olympics 20151https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=62Special Olympics 20151
Special Olympics 20152https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=63Special Olympics 20152
Special Olympics 20153https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=64Special Olympics 20153
Special Olympics 20154https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=65Special Olympics 20154
Special Olympics 20155https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=66Special Olympics 20155
Special Olympics 20156https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=67Special Olympics 20156
Special Olympics 20157https://www.chp.ca.gov/ValleyDivisionSite/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=68Special Olympics 20157

 
 

 

 

Recruitment- Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

CHP Cadet/Officer- After graduation, where will I be assigned to work and for how long? CHP Cadet/Officer- After graduation, where will I be assigned to work and for how long? <p>​​You will have the potential to work anywhere in the state provided that there is an opening at your desired location, but the majority of initial assignments are in the busier major metropolitan areas. Your initial assignment is for one year after which you are eligible to submit a transfer request.</p>
CHP Cadet/Officer- How often can I take the written test? CHP Cadet/Officer- How often can I take the written test? <p>​​The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) will allow you to take a POST written exam once every 30 days. </p><p>If you attempted to take a POST written exam within 30 days of completing another exam, your new exam will not be graded by POST.</p>
CHP Cadet/Officer- I am currently in the military, and I still have 3 years left in my enlistment. When would be a good time for me to apply for the CHP? CHP Cadet/Officer- I am currently in the military, and I still have 3 years left in my enlistment. When would be a good time for me to apply for the CHP? <p>​You can apply for the CHP during any open application period. Once you have applied and have successfully completed the Physical Abilities and Written Tests, you can request to waive the rest of the application process until you are closer to your discharge date. Those who are serving in the military in active dury status are eligible to waive the remainder of the application process up to 8 years before having to reapply.</p>
CHP Cadet/Officer- If I am working as a Police Officer and I wish to apply, is any portion of the testing process waived? Will I still have to go through the academy? CHP Cadet/Officer- If I am working as a Police Officer and I wish to apply, is any portion of the testing process waived? Will I still have to go through the academy? <p>​​In order to join the CHP, you will still need to complete the entire hiring process. At this time, we do not waive any portion of the application process. All CHP Officers are required to go through the CHP Academy for cadet training. Unfortunately at this time, we do not accept laterals.</p>
CHP Cadet/Officer- When I graduate the academy and go to my field assignment, what shift will I work? Will I be required to work weekends and holidays? CHP Cadet/Officer- When I graduate the academy and go to my field assignment, what shift will I work? Will I be required to work weekends and holidays? <p>​The shift you work will be determined by needs of the department and your departmental seniority. There are a variety of shifts available throughout the state. You can potentially work an 8 hour work shifts, 10 hour work shifts, or 12 hour work shifts. The CHP operates 24 hours, 7 days per week, 365 days per year so you may be required to work weekends and holidays.</p>
CHP Cadet/Officer- Where is the CHP Academy located? How long is the training? Am I required to live there? CHP Cadet/Officer- Where is the CHP Academy located? How long is the training? Am I required to live there? <p>​​The CHP Academy is located in West Sacramento, California. The Cadet training program lasts for 27 weeks (approximately 6 months). While going through Cadet training, all Cadets are required to live at the academy Monday- Friday. Cadets are allowed to leave the academy after the training day has been completed every Friday and are not required to return until Sunday night. LIberty is also granted on Wednesday nights from 5pm- 11pm.</p>
Can I file a traffic collision report online? Can I file a traffic collision report online? <p>​At this time, we are unable to accept reports online. We are diligently working to improve technology, and are exploring options to accept reports in the future.</p><p>You may visit any CHP office anywhere in California to file a traffic collision report, regardless of where the collision occurred.</p>
Can I get a copy of a CHP investigated collision report at any CHP office?Can I get a copy of a CHP investigated collision report at any CHP office?<p>​Yes. Any CHP office will be able to get a copy of a CHP collision report or arrange for one to be mailed to your address.</p><p>For example, if you live in Los Angeles and were involved in a collision in Redding, California, you can go into any CHP office in Southern California and have them obtain a copy of your collision report from the Redding CHP office, or arrange for the collision report to be mailed to your home or business address.</p>
How do I apply to become a CHP Officer? How do I apply to become a CHP Officer? <p>​Visit our <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=bf286d8c-307c-4d58-bab3-32afee989d09">"Become a CHP Officer" page </a>for more information and to submit your application online!</p>
How do I become a CHP Public Safety Dispatcher? How do I become a CHP Public Safety Dispatcher? <p>​​Visit our<a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=7a6463b6-4bfd-46ab-a9b0-bcef991f11d7"> "Become a Public Safety Dispatcher" page </a>for more information!</p>
How do I contest the findings of a traffic collision report? How do I contest the findings of a traffic collision report? <p>​If you are the involved party in a traffic collision, and disagree with any portion of the report, you may write a "supplemental" statement. In your written statement, please include:</p><ul><li> <strong> The report number</strong></li><li><strong>  Your name</strong></li><li><strong>  The specific item or items with which you disagree</strong></li></ul><p><br>You may bring this statement into any CHP office, or send it via US Mail. You will receive a response by US Mail.</p><p><br>We do not recommend attempting to contact the investigating officer directly by phone, as it eliminates our ability to track your concerns.</p>
How do I get help with a Child Safety Seat?How do I get help with a Child Safety Seat?<p>​You can contact <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=76bdb9c2-3652-4bd5-b330-1eb3d8127efd&TermSetId=60be2733-c40e-4f75-96cc-b67d4d71e190&TermId=ba6245fa-99af-41be-867f-f9f16cb25740">your nearest CHP Area Office</a>, and schedule an appointment for assistance.  </p>
How do I report a speeding/traffic issue? How do I report a speeding/traffic issue? <p>​You can report a traffic issue in one of two ways:</p><ul><li> By visiting the office nearest your location in person and detailing your traffic complaint to the watch officer.</li><li> By calling the office nearest to the problem location via telephone, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.</li></ul>
How long does my child need to ride in a child passenger restraint system (car seat)? How long does my child need to ride in a child passenger restraint system (car seat)? <p><strong>​All children must ride in an appropriate car seat or booster seat until they reach age 8, or are at least 4 feet, 9 inches in height.</strong><br> Once a child has reached the above threshold, they may ride without a car seat using a standard seatbelt. However, the CHP encourages you use your best judgment when deciding to take the child out of a car seat or booster. If the seatbelt does not fit the child appropriately (i.e.: crossing the child's neck, sitting across the abdomen instead of the hips, etc.), we recommend you keep your child in a booster seat until they are tall enough to ride safety without it.<br> When in doubt, schedule a car seat inspection at any of our CHP offices for free!</p>
How much does the CHP charge for a copy of a collision report?How much does the CHP charge for a copy of a collision report?<p> </p><p>​​The CHP charges only a nominal fee to cover reproduction costs (To determine the cost of your report, please contact the CHP office where the report was filed). The CHP charges the following for collision reports:</p><ul><li>$10.00 — 01 - 25 pages</li><li>$20.00 — 26 - 50 pages</li><li>$30.00 — 51 - 75 pages</li><li>$40.00 — 76 - 100 pages</li><li>$10.00 — Over 100 - for each additional 25 pages or portion thereof </li></ul><p>**There is no extra charge for handling or mailing. Your personal check or money order must be sent with your request and made out to the California Highway Patrol. Please place the report number on your check, if you know it. NO CASH PLEASE if you are requesting the report by mail.  We do not accept Credit or Debit cards at this time. </p><p> </p>
How soon can I contact the court after I receive a citation?How soon can I contact the court after I receive a citation?<p>​Citations are not entered into the system right away. Make sure to allow approximately two weeks for the court to receive record of the citation from the date it was issued. Remember to take care of the citation on or prior to the court date cited atthe bottom of the citation (below the red signature box). </p><p>For more information, visit the County Court website where you received your citation.</p>
I received a ticket. What do I do now? I received a ticket. What do I do now? <p>​The CHP issues three types of tickets, which can be identified by the form number at the top left of the citation:</p><ul><li> ​<strong>Traffic Citation (CHP 215)</strong><br>Once issued, a traffic citation can only be handled through the court specified at the bottom of the form. If the citation includes a mechanical violation to be corrected, it may be brought to any CHP office, police department, or sheriff's office for certification. CHP does not charge for this certification, and no appointment is required.</li></ul><ul><li> <strong>Mechanical or Equipment Citation (CHP 281)</strong><br>A correctable mechanical or equipment citation points out a fault or discrepancy with your vehicle. The violation must be corrected and verified by any law enforcement officer before being returned to the issuing office. The issuing office address is listed on the back of the citation. Postage is required if sending through US Mail.<br>Violations must be certified as corrected and returned to the issuing office within 30 days. If the violation is not resolved, it will be converted into a traffic citation and will be forwarded to the local court for processing.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Parking Ticket (CHP 267)</strong><br>Once issued, any correspondence or payment of fines for a CHP-issued parking citation can only be handled through the Parking Citation Center listed at the bottom of the form.</li></ul>
My car was towed. How do I get it released? My car was towed. How do I get it released? <p>​While there are many reasons that a vehicle may be towed by the CHP, all will fall into one of two categories: "<strong>Stored</strong>" or "<strong>Impounded</strong>": </p><p><br><strong>Stored Vehicles </strong></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">Vehicles stored by the CHP can be retrieved directly from the tow company by the registered owner or his/her agent. Some examples of "stored" vehicles include:</p><ul dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><li>Vehicle involved in a traffic collision, and cannot be driven from the scene.</li><li>Vehicle left parked on a freeway in excess of four hours.</li><li>Vehicle left parked blocking a lane or creating a traffic hazard.</li></ul><p><br><strong>Impounded Vehicles</strong><br>Vehicles impounded by the CHP require a release from the office that caused it to be impounded. Tow companies will not release the vehicle unless they are directed to by the CHP. Common examples of "impounded" vehicles include:</p><ul><li>Vehicles towed because the driver did not have a valid Driver License.</li><li>Vehicles towed as part of an investigation where further examination is necessary.</li><li>Vehicles without valid paid registration.</li></ul><p><br>If you are unsure of why your vehicle was towed or where it was towed to, please contact the office that caused your vehicle to be towed for more information.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- Do you have an educational incentive? Why is there such a large difference in the pay scale? Public Safety Dispatcher- Do you have an educational incentive? Why is there such a large difference in the pay scale? <p>​Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer an educational incentive. The difference in the pay scale is due to merit step raises. As a Public Safety Dispatcher, you will receive 5% merit step raises every year until you reach 7 years of service. In addition to the merit step raise, if you are assigned to work in a busy metropolitan area (Los Angeles, Bay Area), you will receive an additional $300 retention pay. There is also potential for you to make an additional $100 per month if you are a certified bilingual dispatcher and there is a need for the language in your assigned center.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- How long is my probation and when does it start? Public Safety Dispatcher- How long is my probation and when does it start? <p>​Probation is 1 year from the date of hire.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- How long is the initial training and where will it be conducted? Public Safety Dispatcher- How long is the initial training and where will it be conducted? <p>​​The initial training is approximately 3 weeks and will be conducted at either the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside, CA or at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, CA.</p><p>All new hires must attend the Public Safety Dispatch Basic Course (PSDBC) module A, which will cover all the necessary and required POST training as well as agency specifics.</p><p>Those who successfully complete the PSDBC will return to their assigned Communication Center for 1-on-1 training with a trainer on the service desk. After successfully completing service desk training, trainees will return to the CHP Academy for PSDBC module B where they will learn the basic roles and responsibilities of a radio dispatcher. Upon successful completion of module B, trainees will work 1-on-1 with the trainer for approximatey 4 months before being released on their own.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- What benefit packages do you offer? Public Safety Dispatcher- What benefit packages do you offer? <p>​​We offer retirement 2.5% at age 62 vested after 5 years of service, employee contributes 11% to retirement, 9 choices for medical coverage, Delta dental, Vision service plan, and 401k/457 plans.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- What is the minimum age to apply and do you have to be a U.S. citizen? Public Safety Dispatcher- What is the minimum age to apply and do you have to be a U.S. citizen? <p>​You must be at least 18 years old to apply and U.S. citizenship is not required.</p>
Public Safety Dispatcher- What types of skills or traits would be ideal for this position?Public Safety Dispatcher- What types of skills or traits would be ideal for this position?<p>​Helpful skills for being a dispatcher include but are not limited to being able to have attention to detail, having the ability to multi-task, have a willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays, and odd hours, and have the ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.</p>
Should my child be seated "rear facing" or "front facing"? Should my child be seated "rear facing" or "front facing"? <p><strong>​​Current law requires children to be seated in a "rear facing" child passenger restraint system until age 1. The CHP recommends keeping your child rear-facing for as long as possible up to the upper weight limit of your child's car seat.</strong><br> Rear-facing seats are the safest kind of restraint for young children. The vast majority of collisions are frontal (meaning the front of the car strikes something else). Occupants within the vehicle are traveling at the same speed of the car, and in the collision, the seat belt is the primary method of slowing the body to a stop. A rear-facing car seat allows this stopping force to be distributed all along the child's body, as opposed to at small points where the seat belt would hold the child.<br> When in doubt, please come by any of our CHP offices to schedule a free car seat inspection.</p>
When can I apply to become an Officer with the CHP? When can I apply to become an Officer with the CHP? <p>​Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The CHP tests three times a year, and each has a "final filing date" for that test. Applications received prior to the final filing date will be scheduled for that test; applications received after will be sent to the next test. <a href="https://recruitment.chp.ca.gov/">Use the Cadet Application System </a>to register.</p>
When is the CHP Office open?When is the CHP Office open?<p>​Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and<a href="https://www.calhr.ca.gov/employees/Pages/state-holidays.aspx"> all state holidays</a>.</p>
Where can I go to get my ticket signed off?Where can I go to get my ticket signed off?<p>Contact your nearest CHP Office during normal business hours to schedule a time to verify your violation has been corrected. </p>

 

 

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