California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorers are an integral part of the Department's operations and are provided many opportunities to train, prepare, and experience the many duties of a CHP officer. Explorers are introduced into the CHP family as they learn the tenants of "CHP PRIDE": Courage - Honesty - Professionalism - Principles - Respect - Integrity - Dedication - Esprit De Corps. Explorers participate in training sessions, ride with patrol officers, participate in community events, and attend Explorer competitions locally, regionally, and nationally.
The Hollister-Gilroy Explorer Post 725 is looking for motivated applicants, ages 15-21, who meet the qualifications for our training program. For further information, please contact the CHP Hollister/Gilroy Area Office at (408) 848-2324, or visit the office at 740 Renz Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020, during business hours (M-F, 8a - 5p) and ask to speak with an Explorer advisor. You can also email Officer Chris Miceli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first post meeting occurred on 3/16. Our Level I and II Academies will be held here at the Hollister-Gilroy Area office in April of 2017. After successfully completing the training academies, our Explorer’s can begin ride-a-longs, attending community outreach events, fundraising and community service projects. The Explorer’s may also begin training for competitions and possible attendance at the Explorer Level III Academy being held this summer at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.