Meet your Recruitment Team

​Northern Division

2485 Sonoma Street Redding, CA 96001

(530) 722-1839

 CHPNorthernrecruitment@chp.ca.gov

Officer Victor Aguilar, ID #16928

CAREER

  • 19 years with the CHP.  Worked a beat for a total of 12 years in the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Humboldt County

OTHER FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I love to cook Spanish food, play the guitar, and spend time with my family

THINGS I ENJOY ABOUT BEING A RECRUITER

  • Helping the next generation of public servants

  • Judo Pushups


TIPS FOR THE APPLICANTS

  • There’s nothing wrong with working hard for what you want

  • Be a good human






Officer Victor AguilarOfficer Victor Aguilar

Valley Division

 2555 1st Avenue Sacramento , CA 95818

(916)731-6500

CHPValleyRecruitment@chp.ca.gov

Office Cyndy White, ID #16799


Career:

  • 19 years with the CHP

  • 1 year at the Monterey Area Office

  • 14 years at the Modesto Area Office

  • 4 years as a Valley Division Recruiter

 

Prior to CHP:

  • United States Coast Guard

 

Things I enjoy about being a recruiter:

I enjoy being a recruiter, because knowing I can share my experiences to the applicants, and hopefully it will help them in the future. 

 

My tips for new applicants:

Never forget who you are and why your choosing this career.
Never give up!Officer Cindy White

Officer Cindy White




Officer Ronie Esquivel, ID #19968



Career:

  • 10 years with the CHP

  • 3.5 years at the San Francisco Area

  • 2.5 years at the Dublin Area

  • 1 year as the General Support Officer in the Valley Division Administrative Support Unit

  • 3 years as a Valley Division Recruiter


Prior to CHP:

  • Graduated from California State University, Stanislaus

  • Stockton Police Department, Senior Cadet (Explorer Program)


Things I enjoy about being a recruiter:

I enjoy being a recruiter, because I have the opportunity every day to mentor and guide applicants with fulfilling their aspirations of becoming a CHP officer.


My tips for new applicants:

Always present yourself in a professional manner.
Stay motivated, dedicated, and never give up!

​Golden Gate Division

1551 Benicia Road Vallejo, CA 94591

(707)917-4360

30Recruitment@chp.ca.gov

Officer Edgar Vega, ID #21723




Career:

  • 3 Years with the CHP

  • 2 Years at the San Jose Area Office

  • 1 Years as a Golden Gate Division Recruiter

  • Golden Gate Division Senior Volunteer Coordinator

 

Prior To CHP:

•  Graduate of CSU Fresno, BA in Economics 
•  Graduate of Enterprise Rent-A-Cars Management Trainee Program
•  Expert road tripper and avid hiker

 Things I Enjoy About Being A Recruiter:

Helping applicants discover their strengths and seeing the complete transition from applicant to CHP officer.

 

My Tip For New Applicants:

  • Have unbreakable work-ethic, determination, and perseverance.

  • Take the process one day at time.


Officer Caleb Benefiel, ID #21421


Career:

  • 4 Years with the CHP

  • 3 Years at the Napa Area Office

  • Explorer Coordinator

  • Advanced Officer Safety Trainer

  • Car Seat Technician

 

Other Facts About Me:

• Graduate of U.C. Berkeley, BA in Political Science
• Prior Small Business Owner

Things I Enjoy About Being A Recruiter:

I enjoy encouraging applicants through the Applicant Preparation Program (APP) to achieve their goal of becoming a California Highway Patrol Officer.

 

My Tip For New Applicants:

Take your preparation serious – a career with the California Highway Patrol is not given, it is earned.

Officer Caleb Benefiel

Officer Caleb Benefiel

​Central Division

5435 E Olive Ave Fresno, CA 93727

(559)277-7250 

CHPcentralrecruitment@chp.ca.gov

​OFFICER JULIETA TRENADO, ID #21760


Career:

  • 3 Years with CHP Santa Cruz Area Office

  • Public Information Officer

  • Car Seat Technician

  • Newest edition to the Central Division Recruitment Unit

  • Bilingual Certified (Spanish)

Prior to CHP:

  • Graduate of CSU Stanislaus & Livingston High School

  • Former Wet Seal Assistant Manager & Jack in the Box Employee

Other Facts About Me:

  • First generation in law enforcement and college graduate.

  • I enjoy playing sports specially soccer.

  • I love my mom!

My tip for New Applicants:

Be yourself! Remember we are human too and we all must start somewhere. We were in your shoes once. You’re up, so show us what your made of!


Officer Julieta Trenado
Officer Julieta Trenado

Officer Armando Garcia, ID # 18091


Officer Armando Garcia

​Southern Division

411 Central Ave Glendale, CA 91203

(818)240-8200

CHPSouthernrecruitment@chp.ca.gov

​Officer Jose Barrios, ID #18084


Career: 

  • 14 years with the CHP

  • 7 Years at the Altadena Area Office

  • 8 years as Southern Division Recruiter

  • Public Information Officer

  • Field Training Officer (FTO)

  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor (SFST)

Prior to CHP:

  • United States Navy (Electrician’s Mate Second Class)

  • Union Pacific Railroad (Signalmen)

Things I enjoy about being a recruiter:

I enjoy mentoring, guiding, and coaching applicants in preparation for their processing and the successful completion of the academy.

My tips for new applicants:

Attend as many Applicant Preparation Program (APP) events as you can. Invest as much time as you can to be part of an awesome team – the CHP!


Officer Jose Barrios

Officer Jose Barrios


​Officer Robert Monzano, ID #19595



Career: 

  • 11 years with the CHP

  • 5 Years at the West Los Angeles Area Office

  • 6 years as Southern Division Recruiter

  • Public Information Officer

  • Field Training Officer (FTO)

  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

Prior to CHP:

  • Served 20 years active duty with the U.S. Army and retired as a First Sergeant

  • Army Recruiter for approximately 13 years in the Los Angeles County area 

Things I enjoy about being a recruiter:

I enjoy mentoring, guiding, and coaching applicants in preparation for their processing and the successful completion of the academy.

My tips for new applicants:

Attend as many Applicant Preparation Program (APP) events as you can. Invest as much time as you can to be part of an awesome team – the CHP!


​Border Division

9330 Farnham Street San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: (858)650-3600

chpborderrecruitment@chp.ca.gov

​Officer Joshua Schulz, ID #18250



Career:

  • 14 Years with the CHP

  • 2 Years at the Central Los Angeles Area Office

  • 8 Years at the San Diego Area Office

  • 2 Years at the Trinity River Area Office

  • 6 months at the Redding Area Office

  • Division Active Shooter Instructor

Other Facts About Me:

  • Grew up in Wyoming

  • Prior Contractor

Things I enjoy About Being A Recruiter:

I enjoy working with my team to mentor and train applicants for success in the Academy! 

My Tip For New Applicants:

Shoot Straight!

​Coastal Division

4115 Broad Street, Suite B-10 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805)549-3261

CHPCoastalRecruitment@chp.ca.gov

Officer Jordan Richards, ID #20228



Career:

  • 9 Years with the CHP
  • 4 Years at the Antelope Valley Area Office
  • 3 Years at the San Luis Obispo Area Office
  • Division Active Shooter Instructor
  • Coastal Division Recruiter
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Prior to CHP:

  • United States Army
  • Home Depot store manager from 2007 to 2010
  • Realtor and Sales Manger for Centex Homes from 2003 to 2007
  • California State University of Fresno B.A. in Liberal Studies

Things I enjoy About Being A Recruiter:

I enjoy mentoring and guiding future Officers with their mental, physical and career development.


My Tip For New Applicants:

Treat each opportunity as new chance to make a positive first impression.  
Stay humble and work hard!


​Inland Division

847 E. Brier Dr. San Bernardino , CA 92408

(909)806-2400

CHPInlandrecruitment@chp.ca.gov

​Officer Lawrence Guynes, ID  #20487




Career: 

  • 8 Years with the CHP 

  • 3 Years at the West Los Angeles Area Office 

  • 2 Years at the Rancho Cucamonga Area Office

  • 3rd year as an Inland Division Recruiter  

Prior to CHP: 

  • Graduate of University of Idaho (Collegiate Athlete-  Football)
  • Former professional athlete 
  • Toll Global Forwarding Distribution Center (Lead Worker) 

Things I enjoy About Being A Recruiter: 

I enjoy mentoring and guiding future Officers with their mental, physical and career development. 
Preparing applicants for an amazing career. 

My Tip for New Applicants: 

  • Be ready to transition your mindset from applicant to Cadet, to obtain a self-rewarding career. 
  • Strive for excellence, stay diligent, and define your opportunities. 

Officer Octavio Magana, ID #17247


Career:

  • 18 Years with the CHP

  • 4 Years at the East LA Office 

  • 8 Years at the Riverside Office

  • 5 Years as a Background Investigator with Inland Division

  • 8 Months as a Recruiter with Inland Division

  • Proud member of Inland Division’s Honor Guard

Prior to CHP:

  • United States Marine Corps

  • Cable Technician

Things I enjoy About Being A Recruiter:

I enjoy speaking with people about the California Highway Patrol, helping applicants navigate through the hiring process, mentoring them as they prepare for the CHP Academy and seeing the transformation in them.  

My Tip for New Applicants:

• Never lose sight of why you are here.  
• Take every opportunity to learn.

Officer Octavio MaganaOfficer Octavio Magana

 

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