The Bishop Area is proud to serve the Eastern Sierra region providing safety, service, and security to thousands of residents, commuters, and tourists each day. As part of the CHP's Inland Division, our office patrols the CHP’s largest geographical area (approximately 12,000 square miles) in the state. It consists of nearly all of Inyo County (except for a sliver in Rock Creek Canyon) and the southern portion of Mono County, extending North 10 miles on US 395 to Tom’s Place and North on US 6 to the Nevada State Line.
The Bishop Area holds the distinguished honor of having the highest and lowest points in the 48 contiguous states, with elevations ranging from 14,494 feet above sea level (Mount Whitney) to as low as 282 feet below sea level (Bad Water, Death Valley) . The Bishop Communications Center is part of the Bishop Command and dispatches for approximately 22,000 square miles, which includes Mojave, Bishop and Bridgeport Areas.
We offer a number of programs aimed at keeping you safe on the road and on the highway. Contact our office for information on how to safely buckle kids in their safety seats, teach new drivers the challenges of the road, or learn some tips for driving at night, in adverse weather, and in high volume traffic. You can help us by driving defensively and safely, obeying the posted speed, giving enough room between you and the car ahead of you, using your turn indicators, and being courteous on the road.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site, click Programs & Services above to learn more about the many traffic safety programs the CHP offers.