Hundreds of family members, friends and California Highway Patrol (CHP) personnel gathered at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento to honor the newest graduating class. The 93 officers who received their badge today brings the tally that much closer to the CHP’s goal of hiring 1,000 officers in the next two years. The “Join the CHP 1,000” campaign launched in June to appeal to a wide array of prospective applicants who may not be aware of the life-changing opportunities that awaits with a CHP career.
“It’s my honor to welcome the newest class of women and men to join the California Highway Patrol and thank them for stepping up to serve our state,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “With a goal of hiring 1,000 new CHP officers in the coming years, we’re investing in outreach to a diverse pool of candidates committed to protecting their fellow Californians and making a positive impact in our communities.”
Upon graduation, this class of officers will be reporting for duty to one of 103 CHP Area offices throughout the state.