The CHP's Mission is to keep you safe. It is our sworn duty to go above and beyond the call of duty to prevent loss of life, injuries, and property damage. One of the primary factors in accomplishing this mission is communication with the people of California. Here's how to contact us:
If you have an emergency please call 911 (24-hour, Toll free).
An emergency is: reporting an accident, a crime, or an unsafe driver. Be sure to provide your name, location as exact as possible, and the description of the situation - including description of cars, license plates, persons, or injuries - as needed.
If you'd like to talk to someone in regards to a non-emergency situation, please call 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247). Use this number if you have questions, would like to relay some information, or just need information from the CHP.
Use this page to find your nearest Area Office. This will put you in touch with CHP Officers that would be most familiar with a local concern or issue in your area. You can search by City or Town name, or by Zip Code.
We all want to do our jobs as best we can. Let us know what we're doing right, and what we can do better. If you have a complaint about the CHP, or wish to express a compliment, use our on-line or mail-in form available on Commend or complain page. You'll find instructions on both submitting the form on-line, and for mailing it in.
Would you like to join the CHP? Check out CHP Careers to view the latest Jobs and Exams available in the California Highway Patrol. We many employment opportunities, and offer you the chance to join the exciting and challenging field of law enforcement. Consider making the California Highway Patrol your future.
Let us know how we're doing. If there's an issue important to you, then it's important to us. We want to keep the California Highway Patrol the best law enforcement agency in the world. Take our Community Services Survey and give us your opinion.
Dr. Gary Tamkin M.D.
If there's an issue not addressed above, view our Additional Contact Resources Page, or send us an email by filling out our Online Form.