Re-established in 2014 at the CHP Office in Bakersfield, Ca, the Explorer program has 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 state wide. During bi-monthly meetings, explorers exercise to keep their bodies in good shape, learn scenarios they will be asked to participate in 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. This Explorer post has helped to make teens across Kern County successful adults by instilling a sense of accomplishment, pride, and discipline into each Explorer as they progress from child to adult. The training, experience, and preparation have helped former Explorers to become successful members of society. For more information regarding becoming an Explorer with the Bakersfield CHP office at (661) 396-6600 or email us at CHP-420-Explorers@chp.ca.gov.
Fourth Quarter Activity Summary 2017
The 2017 fourth quarter has brought a nice close to a busy and successful year. In October, we provided traffic control for the annual 999 officer down ride, we used tables and served lunch at the annual Tips for ChiPS event and participated in four local Trunk or Treats. In November, we provided traffic control for Camp Hamilton’s Veteran Day Ceremony and took part in setting up for Officer Dormaier’s freeway dedication ceremony. In December, we attended Adventist Health’s Annual Christmas Breakfast , collected toys on various dates for our annual CHiPS for KiDS toy drive and helped distribute toys on the distribution day, and assisted with a DUI checkpoint. In fourth quarter we had four explorers that were promoted; one to Captain, one to Lieutenant and two to Sergeant. We have lots planned for 2018; starting with intense training for our next competition and adding a few new explorers to our post.