Re-established in 2013 at the office in Fresno 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 weekly 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. Over the past several years, this Explorer post has helped to make teens across Fresno County successful adults by instilling a sense of accomplishment, pride, and discipline into each Explorer as they progressed from child to adult. The training, experience, and preparation have helped former explorers to become successful members of society. Two officers currently assigned to Fresno Area began years ago as Explorers.
For more information regarding becoming an Explorer with the Modesto Area, please contact the Fresno Area CHP office at (559)441-5441.
The fourth quarter of 2014 was an exciting time for Fresno Area Explorers. Four of Explorers entered into the CHP Academy to become officers. We also have two Explorers in the background process. Four of our Explorers submitted applications to start the hiring process. We had a pizza and bowling night in October and finished off the year with a Christmas party before we concluded for a winter break. The Explorers had several opportunities to conduct traffic control at different events. 2015 looks to be an even busier year with us competing in four competitions and even more opportunities to work in our community.