The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorer Program is to develop young people into responsible and productive citizens through discipline and a commitment to serving their community. Successful completion of the Explorer Program can open many doors and present many opportunities for the youth of tomorrow, especially for an Explorer who is planning to make the CHP a career. Explorers participate in training sessions, ride with patrol Officers, participate in community events, and attend Explorer competitions locally, regionally, and nationally. The South Los Angeles Area Explorer Post 530 is looking for motivated applicants, ages 15-20, who meet the following qualifications: must be ages 15-20, No drug or alcohol use, Have no felony arrests or convictions and be in good standing with school, work and family. Currently we meet on a weekly basis. If you are up for the challenge and would like further information, please contact the CHP South Los Angeles Area Office at (310) 516-3355. You may also visit the South Los Angeles Area Office at 19700 S Hamilton Ave, Torrance, CA 90502, during business hours (M-F, 8am - 5pm) and ask to speak with an Explorer advisor. For email inquiries, you may email Officer Klaytan Phillips at Klaytan.A.Phillips@chp.ca.gov.
As fourth quarter is upon us it is time to wind down the year, catch up on paperwork, recruit, and celebrate. We have recently recruited four potential explorer recruits who look very promising to becoming successful CHP Explorers this coming year. Post 530 is getting ready for a new beginning with a whole new staff of Advisors, and explorers we currently have one explorer in the process, and looking forward to many more applying to become CHP officers. With that being said, we will continue to strive for even better results once the New Year comes. In conclusion, without the leadership and guidance from our Explorer Advisors, none of would have been possible. Happy holidays from South Los Angeles post 530.