California welcomes 95 new CHP officers

The California Highway Patrol welcomed more than 90 of California’s newest members of law enforcement during a graduation ceremony at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.  Today’s ceremony is the culmination of more than six months of rigorous training, hard work and commitment.

“During the past six months in the Academy, these men and women forged a foundation of dedication, discipline, and duty,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee.  “Congratulations to the newest members of our CHP family.  They are not just officers – they are leaders who have chosen to serve and protect the communities that depend on them.”

At the CHP Academy, cadet training starts with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics and cultural diversity.  Cadets also receive instruction on mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques.  Training also includes vehicle patrol, crash investigation, first aid and the apprehension of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In addition, cadets receive training in traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles, assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management and knowledge of various codes, including the California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, and Health and Safety Code.

The graduating class of 95 officers, including four women, report for duty on Jan. 15, 2024, to one of the CHP’s 103 Area offices throughout the state.  A new class of more than 100 cadets will begin their 26-weeks of training at the CHP Academy that same day, bringing the total number of cadets in training currently to more than 300.

In June 2022, the CHP launched a multi-year recruitment campaign to recruit and hire 1,000 officers.  If you are interested in an exciting career that offers diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the CHP invites you to apply to become a part of our professional organization.

The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide safety, service and security.