On February 9, 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Warren A. Stanley as the 15th Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP); a Department with more than 11,000 members. As the leader of the largest state law enforcement agency in the nation, Commissioner Stanley is responsible for maintaining the safety and security of millions of residents and visitors across the Golden State. Prior to his appointment to Commissioner, he served as the Deputy Commissioner and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CHP.
Commissioner Stanley has been employed with the CHP since 1982, and is one of the distinguished few to hold every position from Officer to Commissioner within the CHP. Commissioner Stanley has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public service, and is firmly dedicated to earning the public’s trust through enhanced accountability and transparency. Throughout his career, Commissioner Stanley has been a leader within the Department and the community, actively participating in programs such as the Chips for Kids toy drive, the Martin Luther King Day Parade, the Lupus Race for Life, the Special Olympics Torch Run, Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaigns, and community outreach projects throughout California.
Commissioner Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Executive Institute.
Commissioner Stanley is the first African American in the history of the CHP to hold the rank of Commissioner.
Deputy Commissioner Scott Silsbee is a 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and has served the CHP in a multitude of assignments. Some of his assignments include serving in the CHP's legislative liaison office, acting as the Mobile Field Force commander assigned to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath and commanding the Department's Labor Relations Office. Deputy Commissioner Silsbee served as the CHP's Chief Information Officer for several years before taking over the command of the Protective Services Division where he had direct oversight of the Capitol Protection Section; Counterterrorism and Threat Awareness Section; Dignitary Protection Section; Emergency Operations & Safety Services Section; and Judicial Protection Section. In May of 2015 then Chief Silsbee was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Field where he oversaw all field operations, including the Office of Air Operations, and Protective Services Division as well as all eight geographic field divisions within California, comprising of over 102 field offices and personnel. In February of 2018, Assistant Commissioner Silsbee promoted to Deputy Commissioner.