Assistant Commissioner - Staff

​The Assistant Commissioner, Staff (ACS) provides executive level oversight of four administrative Divisions and one office as well as serving as the Department's Fiscal Officer. ACS currently oversees the operations of the following divisions and offices:

      • Administrative Services Division

      • Enforcement and Planning Division

      • Information Management Division

      • Office of Employee Safety and Assistance

      • Personnel and Training Division

​Administrative Services Division


The Administrative Services Division is comprised of four sections:

  • Business Services - is responsible for purchasing, warehousing, and distributing all departmental supplies and equipment (except for vehicles and telecommunications and data-processing equipment). The section also manages mail and messenger services; printing of manuals and other publications; and the maintenance and custodianship of personnel and other significant records.

  • Facilities - manages the acquisition and maintenance of CHP office facilities, awards contracts for construction and maintenance, and develops radio sites.

  • Fiscal Management - is responsible for preparing and developing the annual CHP budget. Fiscal Management Section performs the departmental accounting functions, including paying vendors, billing for reimbursable services, collecting and depositing monies, preparing and maintaining financial records and reports, and provides effective financial control over departmental funds, and developing and implementing CHP fiscal policies.

  • Fleet Operations - buys, equips, and distributes all motor vehicles operated by the Department. This includes the installation of specialized enforcement equipment.

ASD responsibilities include, but are not limited to, policy development and program management relating to accounts payable and receivable, travel expenses, departmental budget development, inventory management, contracts, purchasing, reproduction, mail services and supply services, departmental forms and Formflow development and revision, facilities acquisition, repair and maintenance, and vehicle/motorcycle acquisition, equipping and repair.

​Enforcement and Planning Division


The Enforcement and Planning Division was created in January 2010 by merging Planning and Analysis Division and Enforcement Services Division.

Enforcement and Planning Division has oversight of the Collision Investigation Unit and four subordinate commands: Research and Planning Section, Commercial Vehicle Section, Special Projects Section, and the Field Support Section.

Enforcement and Planning Division is the primary liaison with the California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Transportation, the California Department of Justice, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and Chairperson of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program Advisory Committee. Additionally, the Division is charged with policy development and program management responsibilities relating to motorcycle safety, driving under the influence and speed enforcement, commercial and specialized vehicle regulation, vehicular equipment regulation, transportation of hazardous materials and waste, hazardous materials emergency response, radiological transportation, charter bus safety, hazardous materials routing, vehicle theft, Asset Forfeiture Program, Departmental Canine Program, Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team Program, Freeway Service Patrol, investigative activities, Post-Academy Advanced Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Training Programs, Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist Certification Program, and other related matters.

Additionally, the Division provides primary support to Executive Management in a number of areas, including research projects, legislation review, and response to inquiries received from internal and external sources.

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Information Management Division​


Welcome to the California Highway Patrol, Information Management Division
The economic and political pressures of today's society are driving government agencies to meet accelerating demands for service with ever shrinking budgets. Doing more with less is a necessity. The CHP has incorporated this principle within its Vision for the future with a strategy for implementing technology in a reactive operational environment. The Department will continue to incorporate open systems architecture and common support files throughout the state to support the officer in the field, staff in communications centers and Area offices, and administrative personnel in headquarters facilities.

Information Management Division responsibilities include:

  • Implementing and maintaining a durable technology infrastructure composed of equipment, software, policies and procedures, and trained support staff.

  • Providing reliable communications to meet the needs of all CHP commands.

  • Providing information system solutions to meet specific program requirements.

  • Collecting data and preparing special reports and statistical analyses about CHP operations, traffic collisions, and pursuits in order to meet the needs of both public and private entities.


Information Management Division
601 North 7th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

​Office of Employee Safety and Assistance


Occupational Safety
The Department is legally and morally responsible for the safety of its employees. Safe work conditions and safe work procedures are essential to the efficient functioning of the California Highway Patrol. The Department is also responsible for ensuring that everything possible will be done to protect employees from accidents, injuries, occupational illnesses, and exposures to hazardous substances.

The Department's occupational safety program consists of several elements:

    • Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).

    • Hazardous Substances Program.

    • Defensive Driver Training.

    • Hazardous Exposure Control Programs.

    • Ergonomic Program

    • State Business Vehicle Accident Reporting

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Heat / Illness Prevention

Employee Assistance
Employee Assistance is responsible for providing aid and relief to CHP Employees during difficult times, enhance their overall well-being, and reduce the potential for job-related problems that may result when an employee is distracted by personal or job-related difficulties. Each of the programs have a unique focus and is specifically designed to provide employees and their families with the appropriate type of assistance including, but not limited to: critical incident stress reactions; marital problems; illness or death of a friend, family member or coworker; depression; cancer survival; addictions; and financial concerns.

The OESA supports the following programs to assist CHP Employees:

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    • Peer Support Program (PSP)

    • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) Program

    • Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)

    • Employee Substance Abuse Program (ESAP)

    • Cancer Survivor Support Group (CSSG)

    • Military Deployment Program (MDP)

    • Wellness Program

Personnel and Training Division

The Personnel and Training Division is comprised of four sections:

  •  The Academy is commanded by Captain S. T. Dickson. Our primary mission is to provide training to CHP Cadets, CHP uniformed and non-uniformed personnel, as well as allied law enforcement agency personnel. As a secondary mission, the Academy is responsible for preparing complex staff projects, testing and evaluating equipment, and providing television and graphic arts services.
  • The Human Resources Section (HRS) is responsible for providing personnel-related services to commands and departmental employees, administering policy and programs related to issues such as; attendance, payroll, appointments, separations, uniformed transfers and promotions, employee benefits, position control, workers' compensation, and employee identification cards. Human Resources Section is responsible for examinations, managing the Department's classification plan; and completing personnel-related special projects.
  • The Organizational Development Section (ODS) provides progressive, high-level training to all members of the Department. This is accomplished by developing dynamic training programs that promote experiential learning, critical thinking, and communication. Training is offered to prepare employees for the positions they currently have, with a process of progression that will provide them with the skills necessary to be successful in the next step of their career ladder.
  • The Professional Training Section (PTS) mission is to provide the highest level of quality training to all departmental employees. Each of the units assigned provides essential services necessary in keeping the Department in compliance with both departmental and Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) standards by ensuring the hiring and training of competent and professional individuals, who can safely and effectively accomplish the Department's mission.


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