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) 864-4444 or email us at CHP-420-Explorers@chp.ca.gov.
Fourth Quarter Activity Summary 2014
The 2014 fourth quarter has brought a nice close to a busy and successful year. In October we participated in the annual fitness challenge. In November we assisted with traffic control for 4 Honor Flight ceremonies (also greeting and welcoming veterans on flights to Washington). In December we assisted with the CHiPs for kids toy drive and giveaway and attended the San Joaquin Community Hospital Breakfast. With the holiday season fast approaching the post was given the rest of the year off to enjoy with family and friends. When we return in January we will kick off the year with intense training for the Central Valley Explorer Competition. We are also planning on adding several new Explorers.