Aaron James Vial, of Susanville, has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Redwood City Area office.
Vial graduated from Lassen High School in 2008. He also earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University, Chico. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, Vial worked as a financial aid technician at Lassen Community College in Susanville.
At the CHP Academy, cadet training starts with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics and cultural diversity. Cadets receive instruction on mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. The training covers vehicle patrol, crash investigation, first aid and the apprehension of suspected violators, including drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The cadets receive training in traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles, assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management and knowledge of the California vehicle code, penal code, and health and safety code.