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Bay Bridge Traffic Crawls While Officers Convince Man Not to Jump to His Death

Monday, November 17, 2014 ~ Michael Barba-SF Weekly News

If you are wondering why you got stuck in some bad traffic on the Bay Bridge this morning, it's because California Highway Patrol officers were busy talking a man down from leaping to his death.

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CHP chopper plucks hurt hiker off Lake Berryessa cliff

Monday, November 17, 2014 ~ Eloisa Ruano Gonzalez-The Press Democrat

A CHP helicopter crew rescued a 20-year-old hiker who was stuck on a cliff Sunday near the Monticello Dam on the southeast end of Lake Berryessa.

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Fresno area CHP office receives its first new Harley-Davidson

Thursday, November 13, 2014 ~ Jim Guy-The Fresno Bee

It's back to the future for the Fresno office of the California Highway Patrol, which has received its first Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a statewide CHP rollout

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CHP's history: From early signal flags to today's multifaceted mission

Monday, November 3, 2014 ~ David Singer-The Fresno Bee

Several officers and employees within the California Highway Patrol describe our culture as a family. We are bound together doing a job, one many people have told me they could never handle. We are exposed to difficult scenes, which slowly take their toll over time. Our families bear these burdens along with us.

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Welcome

Welcome to the website for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen. As the labor organization that represents active and retired CHP officers, we are dedicated to serving their needs on the job and in the community.

The CAHP provides a voice for the CHP in the California Legislature, working to ensure fair pay and benefits, adequate funding and officer safety standards. CAHP members are entitled to exclusive insurance plans and services as well as labor representation.
 
As part of the “CHP Family,” we are dedicated to enhancing public safety through community programs such as "Impact Teen Drivers," a teen driving safety program in California schools. We also take care of our own — those who protect the public — with our CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund and scholarships for children of CHP officers through the CAHP Foundation.
 
We invite you to take a look around and learn more about our organization and the programs we offer and support. Please enjoy our site and visit often to stay up to date on issues that affect our officers.

 

Remembering CHP's Finest


Juan Gonzalez - ID 18935
The CHP family is mourning the loss of two officers

Monday, February 17, 2014

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on February 17, 2014, CHP Officer Juan Gonzalez, I.D. 18935, and Officer Brian Law, I.D. 18896, were killed in a traffic collision on southbound SR-99 near Kingsburg, Calif., while responding to an incident. The officers, who were classmates at the Academy, were working as partners in the same patrol car.

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Brian Law - ID 18896
The CHP family is mourning the loss of two officers

Monday, February 17, 2014

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on February 17, 2014, CHP Officer Juan Gonzalez, I.D. 18935, and Officer Brian Law, I.D. 18896, were killed in a traffic collision on southbound SR-99 near Kingsburg, Calif., while responding to an incident. The officers, who were classmates at the Academy, were working as partners in the same patrol car.

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Officer Youngstrom killed during enforcement stop

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, at approximately 6:05 PM. CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, I.D. 18063, was pronounced deceased.

Officer Youngstrom entered the CHP Academy in August 2005 and was assigned to the CHP's Contra Costa Area upon graduation in February 2006. He transferred to the CHP's Golden Gate Division headquarters in January 2009 and most recently transferred back to the Contra Costa Area office on Aug. 1, 2012.

Officer Youngstrom served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to 2000, attaining the rank of Specialist. Officer Youngstrom is the 223rd CHP officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1929. He was 37 years old.

Kenyon is survived by his wife, Karen, two sons and two daughters, parents, Gaylord and Jill Youngstrom of Riverside, Calif., four brothers and a sister.

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Thomas Adams - ID 19365
Officer Adams killed in head-on collision

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The CHP family is mourning the loss of Officer Thomas Adams, I.D. 19365, of the Garberville Area office. Adams, age 24, was killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at approximately 2:15 p.m., on U.S. 101 just south of the town of Piercy in northern Mendocino County.

Adams, a native of Fortuna, was pronounced deceased at the scene and MAIT is investigating the collision. The two occupants of the 2004 Toyota Tundra also involved in the collision were taken to the hospital and later released.

After graduating from the Academy in January 2009, Adams began his career in Oakland. He transferred to the Garberville Area last September. He is survived by his parents Bruce and Karen Adams. His mother is a public safety dispatcher for the CHP who is assigned to the Humboldt Communications Center.

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