Jaime Coffee, Director of CommunicationsOffice of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
#ICYMI: A roundup of notable incidents involving
the CHP this past week, including more than 100 new officers sworn in, the
apprehension of a freeway shooting suspect, new grant accelerates street
racing prevention efforts, canines uncover significant drug seizures, and a
sergeant rides off into the sunset.
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THE CULMINATION OF
CADET TRAINING AT THE CHP ACADEMY
More than 100 new officers were sworn in during a ceremony on Nov. 3 at the CHP
in West Sacramento, Calif. The ceremony marked the end of 26
weeks of intense training and the beginning of a rewarding career for the new
officers, who will report for duty at one of the CHP’s 103 Area offices
throughout the state. In the final
days leading up to the ceremony, the 112 members of the graduating class participated in the
time-honored tradition of a 5-mile run from the CHP Academy to the California Peace
Officer’s Memorial to pay tribute to those who made in the ultimate sacrifice
while serving the people of California.
ARREST MADE IN CONTRA
COSTA COUNTY FREEWAY SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONDetectives from the CHP Golden Gate Division’s
Special Investigations Unit, aided by the CHP Contra Costa Area office,
apprehended the suspect in the Oct. 26 freeway shooting on Interstate 80 in
Crocket, Calif. Kevonte Markee Young,
25, of Pittsburg, Calif., was taken into custody and subsequently booked into
the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of attempted murder, discharging a
firearm at an occupied vehicle, assault with a firearm, child endangerment,
and illegal possession of a firearm.
FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP
CHP CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL SIDESHOWS AND STREET RACINGSpeed and aggressive driving remain a major
concern on California’s roadways. The
CHP was awarded a $2 million grant to help implement safety measures to
reduce dangers driving behaviors statewide through proactive enforcement and
SNIFFING OUT SUCCESS:
CHP CANINES EXCEL IN DRUG DETECTION A couple of CHP canines, JD and Axel, in Los
Angeles County sniffed out some remarkable drug seizures last week. During a
routine traffic stop, JD detected and seized 40 pounds of methamphetamine. In a separate incident, Axel located an
initial seizure of 40 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop and
then with an additional search, Axel detected an additional 45 pounds of methamphetamine
and 2 kilograms of cocaine in the same vehicle.
A CHP MOTOR’S FINAL
RIDEWhen a CHP motorcycle officer retires, it is
a tradition to have one final ride.
Last week, a 28-year veteran of the Department put on his motor boots,
bowtie, and helmet for one final ride with his CHP family.
The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of
Safety, Service and Security.