The Santa Fe Springs Area, under the command of Captain David Moeller, is a 140 law enforcement professionals and civilian support staff committed to public safety and community service. Arguably one of the busiest CHP commands, the members of the Area take great pride in the communities they serve and represent.
The Santa Fe Springs Area is located in the southeast portion of Los Angeles County, encompassing the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.
The Santa Fe Springs Area has jurisdictional traffic management responsibilities for the unincorporated communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights Southeast Whittier and West Whittier with a combined total of approximately 420 county roadway miles.Five major freeways, accounting for 135 roadway miles, traverse the Santa Fe Springs Area, Interstate 5, Interstate 105, Interstate 605, State Route 60 and State Route 91. These freeways move an Annual Average Daily Traffic of approximately 1,202,000 motorists to and from the Inland Empire and Orange County to the Greater Los Angeles Area.
The communities encompassing the Santa Fe Springs Area are diversely populated. The Area is home to Little India in the City of Artesia, the Pico Rivera Rodeo, and the largest Buddhist Temple in the Western Hemisphere, Hsi Lai Temple, located in the unincorporated community of Hacienda Heights.
The Santa Fe Springs Area shares great partnerships with the cities and unincorporated communities within its geographic serve area, providing law enforcement assistance and educational services. The Area is proudly committed in providing assistance and participating in a number of annual community events. Such as, Public Safety Expo’s, National Night Out, the 4th of July Parade in Hacienda Heights and the Buckboard Parade in Rowland Heights.
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), KEYS (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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Website. Click Programs & Services above to learn more about the many traffic safety programs the CHP offers.
The nine 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:
Officer Joseph Paul Sanders, EOW 12-15-08
Officer David Marin Romero, EOW 9-23-05
Officer Thomas Joel Steiner, EOW 4-21-04
Officer Ward E. Washington, EOW 7-10-78
Officer Keith M. Giles, EOW 8-25-74
Officer Carl H. Jessing, EOW 1-9-57
Officer Elza P. Fitzpatrick, EOW 12-6-56
Officer George A. Woodson, EOW 12-23-55
Officer Leonard Nelson, EOW 5-18-38
The Santa Fe Springs Area covers multiple court jurisdictions within the southeast portion of Los Angeles County. The CHP does not charge any fees to sign off correctable violations, nor do we collect any portion of the fine amount of your ticket as that is directed toward the city your violation occurred in. You will need to have any correctable violations signed off prior to your court date in order to avoid lengthening your court process and/or paying additional fines to the court. You may have a correctable ticket signed off at any CHP area office.
"OK, my ticket is signed off...but what do I do now?" Take your ticket in person OR mail the original to the court along with your payment. If you are going to mail your ticket to the court, it is recommended you make a copy to keep, then send the original by certified mail. The address of the court will be on the front of your ticket at the bottom. If you have NOT recieved a letter from the court, you can call (213) 763-1644 OR for inquiries such as: fine amounts, paying a ticket online, finding a lost ticket, requesting an extension, traffic school, requesting a court date, etc., contact the Los Angeles Superior Courts by selecting from the links below and you will be redirected to www.lacourt.org.
Pay your ticket online
Find your ticket by driver's license number
Find your ticket by citation number
Request an extension for traffic court
Request traffic school
Request a court date
FOR CRIMINAL MATTERS, CLICK HERE
The Santa Fe Springs Area is covered by several court jurisdictions. For each individual court's address, directions, building hours, parking, and other information, click the corresponding court name and you will be redirected to the lacourt.org website.
Long Beach Court
El Monte Court
West Covina Court
LA Metro Court (County Seat)
Los Padrinos Juvenile Court
If your vehicle has been impounded or stored for safekeeping, you can contact the appropriate tow company listed on the copy of the CHP 180 (Vehicle Storage/Impound) form the officer gave to you. If your vehicle has been stored for safekeeping, you do not need to contact the CHP and may go directly to the tow yard. If your vehicle has been impounded, you will be required to contact the impounding CHP station first. Further instructions are listed in the FAQ section "How do I get my vehicle out of impound?" below.
If you are unable to read the address and phone number listed on your carbon copy, all tow companies which operate under the rotational Tow Service Agreeement (TSA) with the Santa Fe Springs Area are listed below (tow companies with their own website will redirect you to their site by clicking on their name):
A & F Tow: 9222 E. Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706; 562-461-9962
Astro Tow: 9164 Rosecrans Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706; 562-634-3177
Balcaceres Brothers Tow
Bob's Tow: 19135 E. San Jose Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748; 626-965-2407
Bob and Dave's Tow
Branson's Tow: 11700 166th St, Artesia, CA 90701; 562-865-8897
California Coach Tow
RDS Tow: 8915 Sorensen Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; 562-945-2711
Tip Top Tow: 7759 E. Alondra Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723; 562-531-2789
Vernola's Tow: 13514 Norwalk Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650; 562-864-5800
Listed here are links to news websites for unusual incidents involving Santa Fe Springs Area CHP:
Shooting: CHP Motor Officer fires in self defense when felons try to run him over
OnStar shuts down suspect car in CHP pursuit in Bellflower
Santa Fe Springs CHP officers initiate pursuit of high speed motorcycle, suspect runs out of gas
Santa Fe Springs CHP Officer struck by high speed vehicle at collision scene, hospitalized
Santa Fe Springs CHP Officers safely end long pursuit; capture female truck thief that kidnapped 3 children
Santa Fe Springs CHP Officer captures kidnapper, rescues two abducted children
Santa Fe Springs CHP Officers capture stolen car suspect
Santa Fe Springs CHP Office seeking Explorers
CHP looking to hire new officers July 6-9
Santa Fe Springs CHP Officers Pull Woman Away from Burning Building