Since 2010, the CHP office in Placerville Ca. and the Explorer program have provided young men and women an opportunity to explore a career with the CHP, learn to serve the community, ride along with patrol officers, and attend Explorer competitions . During our normal bi-monthly meetings, explorers exercise to keep their bodies in good shape, learn basic law enforcement practices that they will be asked to demonstrate at Explorer competitions, and study the vehicle code, penal code and CHP policy. All of these things help prepare explorers to apply with the CHP, graduate from the CHP academy, and become successful CHP officers.
Over the past several years, the Explorer post has helped to make teens across El Dorado County successful adults by instilling a sense of accomplishment, pride, and discipline in each explorer as they progressed from child to adult. The training, experience, and preparation have helped former explorers to become successful members of society. Over a half dozen officers currently assigned to the Placerville Area began years ago as explorers. For more information regarding becoming an explorer with the Placerville Area, please contact the Placerville CHP office at (530) 622-1110.