The Castaic Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility (CVEF) has a long tradition of promoting and enforcing the rules and regulations governing the commercial industry, as well as those of the general motoring public. We remain committed to our mission of safety, service, and security within the commercial industry as well as the citizens of California.
Both our uniformed California Highway Patrol officers and sergeants, as well as our non-uniformed Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialists work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, inspecting commercial vehicles for safety violations. The safety of the motoring public throughout California is our number one priority and our continued commitment to driver education within the commercial industry remains paramount as well.
Since 1962, the Castaic CVEF has been an initial point of contact for the members of the public requesting information regarding traffic laws, roadway and weather conditions along the I-5 corridor in northern Los Angeles County, as well as members of the trucking industry seeking verification of their compliance with commercial regulations. On average we process thousands of commercial vehicles through this Facility every 24 hours. In doing so, our personnel can conduct inspections of drivers' qualifications, hours of service, registration, height, weight, and loading, as well as ensure the mechanical integrity of the commercial vehicles being inspected. The hard work and dedication of the Castaic CVEF personnel helps to ensure our success in fulfilling the California Highway Patrols' mission.
Additionally, the Castaic CVEF assists the local CHP Area offices within its demographic region to meet the needs of the community they serve by providing commercial enforcement services, education, and training both at the local and state levels. The primary mission of the Department’s Commercial Enforcement Program is to ensure the safe and efficient operation of commercial vehicles on the California highway system; therefore, it is imperative that traffic collisions and incidents attributed to mechanical defects, driver qualifications, or excessive driving hours, be reduced.
Contact our office for information on any commercial vehicle or commercial driver related question. You can help us by driving defensively and safely. Thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site.
Lieutenant Laura Hill is an 18-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. She was born in Van Nuys, California as the youngest of two children. She grew up in Simi Valley, California, and graduated from Simi Valley High School in 1994. She went on to study at Moorpark College and later graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Laura is the first in her family to enter into law enforcement and was influenced into this line of work after taking a criminal justice class at Moorpark College.
She is currently the Lieutenant Commander of the Castaic Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility. The facility is located in northern Los Angeles County and is the last inspection point on northbound I-5 before leaving the county.
Lieutenant Hill graduated the California Highway Patrol Academy in 2002 and was assigned to the Newhall Area office. She worked there until 2007 when she transferred to the Southern Division Training Unit in Glendale. She remained there until her promotion in 2009, where she promoted as a Sergeant into the Grapevine Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, located in Lebec. In 2010 she was selected to return to Glendale and serve as the Sergeant overseeing the Southern Division Training Unit. In 2013 she transferred to the East Los Angeles Area command and later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant to the same command in 2015. In 2016 she was selected to serve as the Southern Division Special Services Lieutenant overseeing the Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement unit, Air Operations Unit and Background Investigations Unit, all located and serving the Los Angeles County. In 2017 she was selected as the Southern Division Investigative Services Lieutenant, overseeing the Departments Safety Services Program, Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, Vehicle Theft Unit, K-9 program, Cargo Theft Interdiction Program, and various other personnel within joint task forces with allied agency partners. She was also the first female in Southern Division to oversee these high-profile units. In January 2020 she was selected as the Commander of the Castaic Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.
In 2004 Lieutenant Hill moved to Valencia, California and currently resides in the Santa Clarita Valley. Being close to home as the Commander of the Castaic Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility is a bonus for her and her daughter! She is proud to serve the area she resides, and proud to be a part of making the roadways safer for all who travel within the State of California.