(460) Merced

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Merced Area 460 Explorer Post was re-instated as of July 2014. The Explorer program will provide young men and women the opportunity to partake in the inner workings of the CHP, and enjoy the camaraderie of being an organization dedicated to public service. Through the program, participants attend training sessions, work in the CHP office, ride around with patrol officers, participate in community events, and attend explorer competitions. All of this is geared to instill integrity, leadership, commitment, and responsibility to young men and women, and better prepare them to meet the challenge of the future. The CHP Merced Area Explorer Post is continuously seeking applicants for the program.
For further information, please contact CHP Merced Area office at (209) 356-6600 or stop by the office at 1500 Bell Drive in Atwater, CA during business hours and ask to speak to an Explorer Advisor.



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​Second Quarter Summary 2017

During the 2017 second quarter, the Merced CHP Explorer Post, competed in the 2017 Merced County Explorer Competition that was hosted by the Merced Sheriff’s Department at El Capitan High School. Their hard work and dedication to training payed off when they placed two first place, two second place, and one third place! The Merced CHP Explorer Post assisted with the 32nd annual California Trucking Association/California Highway Patrol Golf Tournament Sober Grad fundraiser. The explorers also assisted with recruitment at the Merced County Fair and assisted with crowd control at the Le Grand High School graduation/Sober Grad. With summer coming up, the explorers look forward to assisting with DUI check points and other fun summer events.

First Quarter Summary 2017

During the 2017 first quarter, the Merced CHP Explorer Post, met every Thursday of the month. The Explorer Post was actively training in scenarios ranging from active shooter, room clearing entry, domestic violence, suspicious person call, and felony vehicle stops. The Explorer Post trained hard for the April 21, 2017, Explorer Competition that was to be held at the El Capitan High School grounds. A former Merced CHP Explorer was showcased in front page of the local newspaper after his successful graduation from the California Highway Patrol Academy as part of CTC III-2016. Officer Rodriguez was assigned to the Hayward CHP Area. The Merced CHP Explorer Post and Merced Area wishes Officer Rodriguez good luck as he begins his new chapter with the CHP. The Explorer Post is continuously growing and is excited to welcome new members.


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