The Willows Area received its first patrol officer in 1923. He was the only patrol officer for several years and wore badge #1. In 1927, Willows received their second officer and two years later, in 1929, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was established. At that time, the first officer was reassigned badge #48. Over the years, the Willows Area has grown to 20 officers, three sergeants, and a lieutenant commander.
Glenn County is located about half way between Sacramento and Redding in Northern California. We are primarily an agricultural community with mountains on the west, the Interstate 5 corridor taking you through 29 miles of farmland, 119 miles of various State Routes, approximately 830 miles of county maintained highways and services 29,434 residents. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Help us help you keep our roads safe by driving defensively and safely, obeying the posted speed, staying off your cell phone and driving with a high visual horizon.
CHP – Willows