Located in northern Los Angeles county, the Newhall Area of the California Highway Patrol is responsible for patrolling 204 miles of Freeway and 224 miles of unincorporated roadway within its 674 square mile territory. Newhall is one of four towns, including Valencia, Saugus and Canyon Country, which were incorporated in 1987 to form the city of Santa Clarita. The Santa Clarita area has stood-in for Las Vegas, Mexico and even South Korea in countless movies and TV shows for the past several decades. The Western Walk of Fame is located in Old Town Newhall and pays homage to many stars from the early days of film. Located in unincorporated parts of the county, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce and Val Verde fall under the jurisdiction of the Area as well as the vital Interstate 5/State Route 14 Interchange. This multi-lane interchange sees the lion share of the state’s vehicular traffic between Central and Southern California via multiple connectors, High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and access ramps with an annual average daily traffic count exceeding 350,000 vehicles per day.
The Area is committed in conveying the message of driving safely every time a motorist get behind the wheel, by providing safety educational programs in an effort to reduce the loss of life. Programs like: Start Smart (a program for teen drivers and parents), Every 15 Minutes (a program to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving to juniors and seniors at local high schools), Car Fit(a program for senior drivers). The Area is very proactive in seeking and removing impaired drivers before they can cause a devastating consequence. With these educational programs and proactive actions through enforcement the Area can help in the reduction of traffic collisions causing fatalities and injuries to motorists, who live in the area and those who commute through the Newhall Area.
Contact our office to learn more information on how to safely utilize child passenger safety seats, teach new drivers the challenges of the road, or learn safety tips for driving in inclement weather or in high volume traffic. You can help us by driving defensively and safely, obeying the speed laws, 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.
The four officers listed below served our local community with all their hearts and unfortunately paid the ultimate sacrifice. Their names and stories are not forgotten and they are forever engraved on our hearts. Clicking on the Officers' names below will redirect you to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) with the officers' photos and stories: