The Yreka Area is primarily located in Northern Siskiyou County which is the northernmost part of the state of California. The population of the county is approximately 45,000 and it is geographically the fifth largest county in California. Siskiyou County is located in the Shasta Cascade region along the Oregon border which is high desert and mountainous terrain. Because of its outdoor recreation opportunities and Gold Rush era history, it is an important tourist destination within the state. There are two major thoroughfares that transverse the Area, I-5 and US 97. In addition, the Area patrols SR-3, SR-96, SR-139, SR-161, SR-263, SR-265, and hundreds of miles of unincorporated county roadways. The Area includes the main office which has a communications center. Furthermore, resident post officers patrol the remote communities of Happy Camp, Tulelake, and Dorris. The Yreka Area is committed to serve both citizens and those traveling through the state of California. Our community outreach efforts are aimed to keep you and your loved ones safe. We would be honored to attend community based events or meetings to provide an overview of the CHP and how we can be partners in providing safety, service, and security to the region. Captain Mark Loveless, is proud that his Area personnel provides a professional service to the public, whether on patrol, obtaining assistance at the office, receiving help through the communications center, or by the many education programs provided to the community we serve. We would also like to invite anyone interested in a career in law enforcement or Public Safety Dispatching to call our office and ask for information and materials that would be helpful in pursuing a career as a member of the California Highway Patrol.
CHP – Yreka