The California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino Area, is one of 103 Area offices within the State and is located within the Inland Empire. The Area’s effort in traffic safety continues to represent the spirit and vision of the California Highway Patrol by saving lives and providing the highest level of safety and services to the public. The San Bernardino Area has primary responsibility for all traffic enforcement and traffic collision investigations which occur on freeways, state highways and unincorporated areas. The Cities of San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Redlands and Yucaipa all fall within the geographical boundaries of the San Bernardino Area. Officers working this Area encounter some of the most heavily congested roads in the nation on Interstates 10, 15, 215, and State Route 210.
The Cajon Pass, which Interstate 15 traverses, allows traffic from the Southern California region to travel to the high desert, mountains, and out of state. An average of 160,000 vehicles travel on Interstate 15 on any given day, however, during holiday weekends and commute hours, congestion is very common. The Cajon Pass experiences the most extreme weather conditions in the Area. With an elevation of 4,190 feet above sea level at Cajon Summit, the Cajon Pass experiences snow, ice, fog, and temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are many points of interest in the San Bernardino Area, including the National Orange Show Events Center and the San Manuel Amphitheatre, which host large concerts and events. The Area is also home to California State University, San Bernardino. We offer a number of programs aimed at keeping you and your family safe. Contact our office for information regarding many of our safety programs, such as, child car seat inspections, teen driver safety class, mature driver, and adult distracted driving. Thank you for visiting our Web site and drive safely.