The Williams Area is one of 15 Area offices in Northern Division and is located in the central valley approximately 70 miles north of Sacramento in Colusa County. Colusa County is approximately 1,151 square miles and is predominately a farming community with a population of approximately 21,000 residents. The Williams Area has primary traffic jurisdiction and is responsible for patrolling over 800 miles of roadway within Colusa County, which also includes Interstate I-5, State Route-20, State Route-45, State Route-16, and all unincorporated roadways. The primary mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service and security to the people of California. CHP duties include preventing the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage; managing traffic and emergency incidents; and protecting public and state assets. In addition, the Williams Area offers many free driver education programs for teens, adults and senior drivers. For more information on our community outreach programs call our office or go to www.facebook.com/Williams-CHP.