The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Santa Cruz Area is proud to serve the County of Santa Cruz. From coastal redwood forests to berry filled farm fields, winding mountain roads to ocean front highways, we strive to provide the highest level of safety, service and security to hundreds of thousands of residents, commuters, and tourists along the Northern Monterey Peninsula. We offer a number of traffic safety programs and services aimed at keeping you and your loved ones safe on the roads and highways. Contact our office for information on how to safely buckle kids in their car safety seats; instructing new drivers the challenges of the road; learning tips on how to avoid collisions; safe driving habits and the consequences of poor choices behind the wheel. You can help our community by driving defensively, obeying the posted speeds, not driving distracted, and being courteous to other drivers. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, click the Programs and Services tab above to learn more about the many traffic safety programs the CHP offers.