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.
In September we participated in the Lancaster Explorer competition. Our explorers placed in several events bringing home some hardware. Looking forward to our next competition and giving our explorers a great experience. In November we traveled to the CHP academy in West Sacramento and assisted the cadets with EMR scenarios. Our explorers played various roles and gained firsthand knowledge in our EMR training. In December our explorers assisted with Christmas Tree Lane. Explorers assisted with traffic control and maintained a visual presence for the thousands of people that show up on walk nights. We ended the year with a final meeting / Holiday party for our explorers where our explorers and advisors enjoyed food, games, and good company.