The East Los Angeles Area office first established its explorer program in 1990. Since then, the program has helped its participants become better citizens and individuals. Many of them have become California Highway Patrol Officers and others have gone on to have great careers in and out of law enforcement.
Explorers learn about the field of law enforcement and the duties of a CHP officer through training, observation and involvement. This includes studying laws and understanding procedures, training in tactics and arrest techniques, physical training, assist officers and volunteering at community events, among other activities.
Explorers not only learn the technical aspects of being an officer, but the morals, ethics and values required to become an officer and better individuals. Explorers learn about teamwork and share responsibility as well as individual accountability. Explorers also gain an understanding of the CHP's Professional Values and the seven points of the CHP star.
If you are interested in joining the California Highway Patrol's East Los Angeles Explorer Post, please contact an explorer advisor at (323) 980-4600 or visit the office during business hours located at 1601 Corporate Center Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
In the month of July, the explorers staffed a recruitment booth at the East L.A. Firework/artfest show. On 4th of July, the explorers participated in the City of Rosemead 4th of July Parade. Explorers took a tour of the L.A. County Coroner’s office. In the month of August the explorers had a very busy month. Explorers assisted with two safety booth events at the East L.A. National Night Out and the City of Huntington Park National Night Out. Explorers then assisted CERT Team with the Back to School Health and Family Festival at Expo Park. The post attended a CHP appreciation BBQ at Mr. Luntz' residence. The explorers worked the World Police and Fire Games on the 8th and 11th. Explorers assisted Officer Jojola in the Back to School Jam in the City of Bell Gardens. Explorers then closed out the month by assisting in a safety booth at the Health and Lifestyle Exhibition at Commerce Casino. For the month of September the explorers assisted Officer Jojola in the Family Fishing Derby Event. On the 4th and 8th, the explorers worked the Los Angeles Dodgers game. The post participated in the East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade. On the 11th, the explorers participated in the 9/11 Ceremony held at Garfield High School. The explorers closed out the quarter by participating in the first ever Southern California Explorer Competition hosted by Southern Division. In the month of September, the explorers participated in the first ever Southern California Explorer Competition hosted by Southern Division. The explorers performed very well and finished 3th overall. This quarter we welcomed Explorer Cadet A. Villalobos.