Life in the Academy

California Highway Patrol Academy

CHP Academy Aerial

You have made the decision to become part of a remarkable organization. The California Highway Patrol is known as one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the world.

The road to becoming an officer will be a challenging one. You will be tested mentally, physically and emotionally on a daily basis. The purpose of the training regimen is to instill pride and discipline in each cadet.​ The CHP Academy will consist of an intense 26-week schedule that will train and educate cadets for a career in law enforcement. The final reward comes at graduation where cadets are promoted to the rank of officer. Soon after they will report to their assigned area offices to start their careers with the California Highway Patrol.

CHP FountainCadets PTCHP Cadet Firing RangeCHP Cadet EVOC

CHP Cadets Marching

Cadet Run






There is a remarkable esprit de corps in the California Highway Patrol that is unique to this organization. On graduation day you will have earned and will take great pride in your new position as an Officer of the California Highway Patrol.


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