The Acting Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is responsible for one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation. With more than 11,000 employees and 100 offices, the CHP is responsible for more than just patrolling the more than 1 million miles of road, it also serves in protecting California residents and visitors against terrorism and computer theft, and is responsible for emergency response, anywhere in the state. By land, sea, and air, the CHP is there to provide safety, service and security.
The Acting Commissioner also has direct oversight of the Assistant Commissioner, Field; the Assistant Commissioner, Staff; the office of Community Outreach & Media Relations; the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity; the Office of Internal Affairs; the Office of Accreditation; the Office of Risk Management; and the Office of Legal Affairs.
Beginning his distinguished career with the Department in 1982, Acting Commissioner Stanley brings a vast amount of experience, knowledge, expertise and leadership to the position. Acting Commissioner Stanley has worked a variety of field and staff positions within the Department. Throughout his career he has been selected for several specialty details such as Field Training Officer, Protective Services Detail, and was a member of the Incident Response Team. His excellent leadership skills and knowledge of the Department facilitated his promotion through the ranks. One of his notable assignments was Commander of the CHP Academy, where he was responsible for over 190 employees and the training of approximately 1700 cadets.
Assistant Commissioner Scott Silsbee is a 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and has served the CHP in a multitude ofassignments. Some of his assignments include serving in the CHP's legislative liaison office, acting as the Mobile Field Force commander assigned to Hurricane Katrina aftermath and commanding Department's Labor Relations Office. Assistant 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 now oversees 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 July of 2016 Assistant Commissioner Silsbee served as the Incident Commander over 300 CHP officers who responded to Cleveland Ohio in order to assist Ohio authorities in maintaining public safety during the Republican National Convention.