Jaime Coffee, Director of CommunicationsOffice of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The
California Highway Patrol (CHP) welcomed more than 90 of California’s newest
members of law enforcement during a graduation ceremony at the CHP Academy in
West Sacramento. Today’s ceremony is
the culmination of more than six months of rigorous training, hard work, and commitment.
“During the past six months in
the Academy, these men and women forged a foundation of dedication,
discipline, and duty,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee. “Congratulations to the newest members of
our CHP family. They are not just
officers – they are leaders who have chosen to serve and protect the
communities that depend on them.”
At the CHP Academy, cadet
training starts with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and
ethics, and cultural diversity. Cadets
also receive instruction on mental illness response and crisis intervention
techniques. Training also includes vehicle
patrol, crash investigation, first aid, and the apprehension of suspected
violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. In addition, cadets receive
training in traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles,
assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management,
and knowledge of various codes, including the California Vehicle Code, Penal
Code, and Health and Safety Code.
The graduating class of 95
officers, including four women, report for duty on Jan. 15, 2024, to one of
the CHP’s 103 Area offices throughout the state. A new class of more than 100 cadets will
begin their 26-weeks of training at the CHP Academy that same day, bringing
the total number of cadets in training currently to more than 300.
In June 2022, the CHP launched a
multi-year recruitment campaign to recruit and hire 1,000 officers. If you are interested in an exciting career
that offers diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the CHP invites you to apply to become a part of our professional organization.
The mission of the California
Highway Patrol is to provide Safety, Service and Security.
Images courtesy of the CHP