The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Antelope Valley Area is responsible for patrolling approximately 30 miles of State Route 14 from Acton, CA to the Kern County line and approximately 1400 miles of unincorporated roadways located in various communities throughout the Antelope Valley.
The Antelope Valley Area is committed to saving lives by preventing traffic collisions before they happen through education and enforcement efforts. Our traffic safety education programs are offered in local schools and at community events on a continual basis in an effort to educate the public. These educational programs combined with our enforcement efforts are designed to prevent collisions, thereby reducing the tragic loss of life and serious injuries caused by unsafe driving. Programs such as:
Our Explorer Program is designed for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. We also have an outstanding Senior Volunteer Program for members of our community who are 55 or older and would like to volunteer their time to assist CHP employees in the performance of their duties. We are actively seeking new participants in these programs.
My name is Eric Broneer and I am honored to serve as the Commander of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Antelope Valley Area. During my 22 years with the CHP, I have served the people of California in various assignments and locations throughout Los Angeles County. As the commander, I am committed to ensuring this community enjoys the highest level of safety, service and security we can provide by working closely with our allied agencies and local government officials.The Antelope Valley Area is working day and night to enhance traffic safety and reduce crime through our educational efforts and through traffic law enforcement. Our primary responsibility is to reduce the number of traffic collisions that all too often result in serious injuries or death. People of all ages and from all walks of life are traveling on our roadways as drivers or as passengers. The Antelope Valley CHP is dedicated to keeping each of them as safe as possible. With each educational presentation and with every enforcement stop we make, we are reducing the chances of you or a loved one being involved in a collision. While the exact number of lives we save and the true extent of the pain we prevent can never be known, you can rest assured we will continue our efforts 24/7. I am also committed to ensuring you can always trust us to be honest, fair, and respectful in all of our actions. To prove that we deserve your trust, our Department voluntarily submitted to a rigorous
Interested in pursuing a career with the California Highway Patrol? We are a proud and diverse department with offices spanning the whole of the State of California. Our Officers come from all manner of backgrounds and each bring a unique personal history and experience to their interaction with the public. If you are interested in serving your community with the highest levels of professionalism, respect and honor, visit www.chpcareers.com and answer the call.
The California Highway Patrol Explorer Program is a unique and challenging opportunity that allows young men and women (ages 15-21) to be an integral part of the Department's operations and experience what a career in law enforcement would be like. Explorers are trained in many aspects of law enforcement and they work with Officers in the field as they patrol the streets and highways of California. The Explorers participate in many activities including ride-alongs with Officers, DUI checkpoints, medical and physical fitness training, assisting with clerical duties, and community service events. These young men and women are dedicated to the mission of developing themselves into responsible and productive citizens through discipline and a commitment to serve their community.
The Antelope Valley Area is proud to be a thriving Explorer post. Feel free to contact our Office for additional information at (661) 948-8541.
The CHP Senior Volunteer Program (SVP) is open to people age 55 and older, who are able to work at least four hours a week during regular business hours, who have a good driving record, and who can pass a background check. The SVP provides senior adult men and women the opportunity to volunteer their time to assist CHP employees in the performance of their duties. The California Highway Patrol SVP offers a myriad of opportunities: assisting with the front desk officer in serving the public, answering telephones, help with office duties, teach driver safety to seniors in the community, work with local schools, assist with traffic control at special events, and participate in ride-alongs with CHP officers. Our senior volunteers bring their knowledge, skills, talents, and wisdom to the CHP. They enhance our operational efficiency and gain an understanding and appreciation of the justice system, human relations, and ethics in the field of law enforcement. To apply, those interested are asked to stop by the CHP Office and pick up an application. A training program is provided for the volunteers.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.
We host many community oriented programs at the Antelope Valley CHP Office focusing on traffic safety and community interaction. Some of those programs include Start Smart and Impact Teen Drivers presentations focusing on giving new drivers the tools and knowledge essential to remaining safe behind the wheel. The Age Well Drive Smart program focusing on senior drivers and safety, and car seat safety classes at area hospitals, in addition to a fitting station at our Office with appointments available by phone. We also do presentations for companies and businesses on a recurring basis talking to their employees about driving laws and removing distractions from the driving environment. We are very committed to our community and pride ourselves on the relationships we build and maintain. Events like Coffee With A Cop give us the opportunity to foster those relationships and have an open dialogue about any community concerns. Check back often for information about when these events are taking place. You can also check our Facebook and Twitter pages at CHP Antelope Valley, or call our office for more information.
Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. (California Vehicle Code Section 27360.)Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt. (California Vehicle Code Section 27363.)Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.
California law does not address graduation time from a five point harness to a booster seat. In the interest of safety, do not rush to move a child into a booster seat before they’re ready. Each time you “graduate” your child to the next seat, there’s a reduction in the level of protection for your child. Keep your child in each stage for as long as possible.A child is ready for a booster seat when they have outgrown the weight or height limit of their forward-facing harnesses, which is typically between 40 and 65 pounds. Read the forward-facing car seat’s owner’s manual to determine height and weight limits, and keep your child in a harnessed seat for as long as possible.Children at this stage are not yet ready for adult safety belts and should use belt-positioning booster seats until they are at least 4’9″ and between 8 and 12 years old. Safety belts are designed for 165-pound male adults, so it’s no wonder that research shows poorly fitting adult belts can injure children.
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