Solano Area is proud to serve our community providing safety, service, and security. As part of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, traffic flowing through Solano County is some of the busiest seen north of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Each day, nearly 200K vehicles pass through the junction of Interstates 80 and 680. These vehicles are a mix of large commercial trucks, visitors heading west to the coast or east to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and some of the county’s nearly half-million residents. I-505 is used by Bay Area traffic to connect with I-5, the primary route to Oregon and Washington State, while State Route 12 (SR-12) carries traffic to both the Sacramento River Delta and the Napa Valley and their countless recreational draws. State Route 37 is the link to many recreational destinations around U.S.-101, “The Redwood Highway.” We offer a number of programs aimed at keeping you safe on the road and highway. You can help us by always wearing your seatbelt and driving defensively. Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site.
Welcome to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Solano Area
webpage. The Solano Area provides public
safety and law enforcement services throughout the Solano County region. Our officers patrol all freeways, state routes,
county roads, and state property within the county. The Solano Area works closely with local and
county law enforcement agencies to serve our community members.
As the commander of the Solano Area, I am proud to serve
alongside the talented and devoted members of this command. When fully staffed, the CHP Solano Area is
made up of 81 sworn uniformed personnel and seven professional staff. The Area also has a vibrant Senior Volunteer
Program and Explorer Program. Each
member of the command is committed to serving the public within their
respective role. Whether it’s responding
to a crash, investigating a crime, assisting a disabled motorist, or providing
in-view patrol on the roadways of our county, the uniformed members of the CHP
Solano Area are committed to providing the highest level of Safety, Service,
and Security to our community members.
Our professional staff also play a huge role in public safety by
providing the administrative and technical support for our patrol and law
As a lifetime resident of Solano County, I have a
personal/vested interest in ensuring CHP operations are running efficiently
within the county. I have worked for the
California Highway Patrol for over 22 years, having served previous assignments
in Solano, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, and Alameda Counties. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a
member of the CHP. I am thankful of all
past and present members of this Department whose dedication, courage, and
integrity have upheld the trust and confidence placed upon them by the citizens
I value the diverse and unique contributions made by
employees, residents, and business owners towards a common goal of making Solano
County a safe place to live, work, and visit.
Mike Lehman, Commander
North Solano Superior Court 600 Union Avenue Fairfield CA 94533 707-207-7360
Vallejo/Benicia Superior Court 321 Tuolumne Street Vallejo CA 94590 707-561-7860
CHP - Solano
The first official seal of Solano County was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 20, 1965. The seal is rich in symbolism that reflects the history and values of Solano County.
The pillars from the Old State Capital building in Benicia are incorporated into the border of the design. Dominating the outline of the county is the figure of Chief Solano, for whom the county is named. Inside the county outline you can see the vast agriculture area surrounded by blue skies, mountains and waterways.
The U.S. Armed Forces are part of Solano County – both past and present. The large aircraft reflects the mission of Travis Air Force Base and the ships reflect the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
The golden rays indicate the benign climate Solano County residents enjoy, and the recreational boat showcases the outdoor amenities that abound in the county.
Location & IncorporationLocated approximately 45 miles northeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southwest of Sacramento, the County is bordered by Napa, Yolo, Sacramento and Contra Costa counties.
The county covers 909.4 square miles, including 84.2 square miles of water area and 675.4 square miles of rural land area
GovernmentThe County serves seven jurisdictions – Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo – in addition to the unincorporated areas.
The City of Fairfield is the County Seat. Two of the county's seven cities, Benicia and Vallejo, served as the State's Capital in the early 1850s.
Solano County is the easternmost county of the North Bay. As such, it is sometimes reported by news agencies as being in the East Bay. Additionally, a portion of the county extends into the Sacramento Valley, geographically.
Major highways Interstate 80 Interstate 505 Interstate 680 Interstate 780 State Route 12 State Route 29 State Route 37 State Route 84 State Route 113
Cities BeniciaDixonFairfieldRio VistaSuisun CityVacavilleVallejo
Unincorporated Communities AllendaleBahiaBirds LandingBucktownCollinsvilleCordeliaElmiraGreen ValleyHartleyMaine PrairieRockvilleScandia