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CHP in the News Oscar Flores-KEYT

Santa Barbara couple deliver sweet surprise to CHP officer – KEYT

A grateful Santa Barbara couple delivered sweet baked goods to a California Highway Patrol officer that helped them in their hour of need.

CHP in the News

San Francisco police officer honored for catching CHP slashing suspect

The San Francisco Police Department is hailing the heroism of one of its own.

CHP in the News NBC Bay Area

Officers bring birthday cheer to young evacuee

The CHP provided a little birthday cheer to a 3-year-old at a shelter in Chico for people who evacuated due to the emergency situation at the Oroville Dam spillway.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

Sacramento CHP Officers Lending A Hand In Butte County Rescue Kangaroos

Cats, dogs and livestock weren’t the only animals saved from the possible flood zone downstream from the Oroville Dam.

CHP in the News Samuel Reiman-Fox Sports

John Force Racing honors California Highway Patrol with paint scheme

Robert Hight will race the world’s fastest patrol car this weekend in Pomona, California.

CHP in the News Capitol Public Radio

Badly Injured CHP Officer Returns To Work On Limited Duty

A Sacramento CHP officer badly injured in a hit-and-run on Interstate 80 in April is back at work on limited duty.

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Road To Recovery Tough For CHP Officer Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Family of injured CHP officer thanks public

CHP in the News Austin Dave-Santa Clarita Valley Signal

CHP officer shelters crash victim’s dog –

Fonzie, a passenger in vehicle involved in a Monday morning traffic collision, was sheltered by a California Highway Patrol officer. It’s worth mentioning Fonzie is a dog.

CHP in the News Harry Harris-East Bay Times

CHP officers rescue man in burning car in Oakland

Three California Highway Patrol officers, one a rookie, pulled a man from a burning car Tuesday morning on Interstate 580 in Oakland, authorities said.

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CHP helps guide disabled semi on snowy hill

After a semi-truck became disabled on a snowy and icy Interstate 80, CHP officers helped guide it down the hill until it could park safely on the side. 

CHP in the News East Bay Times

New Oakland CHP Commander joins local community activist to feed homeless

The new CHP Commander in Oakland joined a community activist to distribute donated burritos to homeless people in an effort to build relationships.

CHP in the News

CHP Mounted Unit in Rose Bowl Parade

The CHP Mounted Unit will make an appearance at the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 2, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif.

CHP in the News

Officer helps get student to holiday performance

After a family’s car breaks down on the way to their child’s holiday performance, a CHP officer arranged a ride with CHP to get the child there so he didn’t miss it.

CHP in the News Michael Bodley-SF Gate

CHP officers talk down man from ledge of Benicia Bridge – SFGate

An officer with the California Highway Patrol talked down a man contemplating suicide on a ledge of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge on I-680 in Contra Costa County Thursday, police said.

CHP in the News Dana

A kind CHP officer helps suicidal Mountain Ranch man rekindle hope

Ronnie Smith wants the world to know that the kindness of a law enforcement officer – specifically California Highway Patrol Officer Kory Harrington – inspired him to keep on living.

CHP in the News Oscar Flores-KEYT

CHP officers help elderly woman in need

Two California Highway Patrol officers are being praised for their quick and noble actions when an elderly woman arrived at the Santa Barbara CHP office seeking help.

CHP in the News Jim-Silva-The Sacramento Bee

Deputy finds dog in his car after leaving his door open

The Tuolumne County, Calif., Sheriff’s Department may have found another potential candidate for its K-9 unit.

CHP in the News Tracy Press

Shopping spree for second-graders

Tracy Police and California Highway Patrol officers took 50 second-graders on a shopping trip Saturday morning during the 10th annual Shop with a Cop event.

CHP in the News Michael Sharpiro-The Press Democrat

Celebrations: CHP officer puts it all on the line to save lives

The call came in near the end of CHP Sgt. Jason Bahlman’s shift in May: An erratic driver apparently under the influence was being pursued in the northbound lanes of Highway 101.

CHP in the News Andre Byik-Chico Enterprise-Record

Officials tour new CHP facility in south Chico

Motorists traveling along Highway 99 in south Chico may have noticed the erection of a large communications tower near Southgate Avenue, east of the highway.

CHP in the News Dana Griffin-KCRA3

CHP: Your phone’s GPS can save lives

The California Highway Patrol says a bird’s eye view of an area is not always the easiest way to find people lost in the wilderness. Using your phone’s GPS can lead rescuers to your location faster.

CHP in the News Lisa Gonzales-KCRA3

CHP corral escaped cows in North Highlands neighborhood

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CHP in the News KernGoldenEmpire

The California Highway Patrol hosting 7th annual Chips for Kids

The California Highway Patrol is hosting the 7th annual Chips for Kids Toy Drive to make the holidays brighter for disadvantaged children in Kern County.

CHP in the News Michael Bodley-SF Gate

CHP officers talk down man from ledge of Benicia Bridge – SFGate

An officer with the California Highway Patrol talked down a man contemplating suicide on a ledge of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge on I-680 in Contra Costa County Thursday, police said.

CHP in the News KCRA 3

CHP cadet run heads to law enforcement memorial days after shooting

As dozens of California Highway Patrol junior cadets led a cacophony of yells early Wednesday morning, 138 cadets from the graduating class of the CHP Academy set off on a traditional run from West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial near the state Capitol.

CHP in the News CBS San Francisco

CHP rescues couple and injured dog

CHP in the News Mike Eiman-The Sentinel

Fallen CHP officer remembered

State and local officials remembered a Corcoran native Friday who died more than 40 years ago while serving as a California Highway Patrol officer.

CHP in the News The Desert Sun

Palm Springs’ fallen cops came from different worlds, but were mourned together

Palm Springs police officers Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny could hardly have been more different.

CHP in the News Lake County News

CHP encourages families to talk to teens about driving safety

The California Highway Patrol recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 16 to 22, which provides an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their teen drivers.

CHP in the News Ruben Vives, Brittny Mejia, Richard Winton and Soumya Karlamangla-LA TImes

A new mom and a 35-year-veteran two months from retirement; Palm Springs mourns the loss of first officers killed on duty since 1962

Lesley Zerebny returned to work early to help out after giving birth to her daughter, now 4 months old. She’d been an officer with the city’s Police Department for just 1½ years.

CHP in the News KernGoldenEmpire

Tips for Chips at Outback Steakhouse – Story

Today, California Highway Patrol officers put down their badges and picked up plates, all for a good cause.

CHP in the News Julie Zeeb-Daily News

CHP truck scales facility hosts driver appreciation day

The California Highway Patrol Cottonwood Inspection Facility teamed up with community organizations to honor truckers Friday with a Truck Driver Appreciation Day event.

CHP in the News Christina Cox-The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

CHP memorial to honor fallen officers gets a remodel

Forty-six years ago four officers from the California Highway Patrol lost their lives in the line of duty during a historic shootout.

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Ohio Trooper drives young man 100 miles to reach grieving family

An Ohio State Trooper drove a young man 100 miles to join his grieving family after his 15-year-old sister was killed in a collision.

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CHP in the News Kelly Ryan-CBS Sacramento

Road To Recovery Tough For CHP Officer Hurt In Hit-And-Run

A patrol officer for more than 17 years, California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Ericson is recovering from a hit-and-run crash that almost took his life.

CHP in the News Alyssa Pereira-SFGate

Police officers gift bike to Vallejo teen who walks two hours to work every day

Before this week, a Vallejo teen named Jourdan Duncan found himself having to walk two hours to work every day — four hours total — after his car broke down. Not wanting to ask for rides from friends or his father (who recently had knee surgery), Duncan has hoofed it from his home in Vallejo all the way to Pro-Form Laboratories in Benicia’s industrial park since May.

CHP in the News ABC 10

13-year-old is building one-of-a-kind training center for K9 officers to honor his father

A 13-year-old boy is only a few hundred dollars away from beginning construction on a one-of-a-kind training center for the California Highway Patrol that will also memorialize his father. 

CHP in the News Wayne

CHP officer’s random act of kindness helps man who lost wallet on I-80 near Vacaville

You’ve heard about acts of kindness among strangers, but here’s one that breaks the mold.

CHP in the News Imperial Valley News

Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor Eight Public Safety Officials with Medal of Valor Awards

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to present the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to eight public safety officials from the California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the Redlands Police Department, who went above and beyond the call of duty.

CHP in the News Rob Malcolm-KCRA

CHP cadets volunteer time Sacramento, Stockton community

Cadets from the California Highway Patrol donated their time Saturday to helping the community at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Stockton and at an assisted living facility in Sacramento.

CHP in the News Jim Holt-The Santa Clarita Valley Signal

CHP recruits meet those they serve

What was intended to be a chance for the community to meet officers of the California Highway Patrol over a cup of coffee turned out to a chance for six CHP recruits to meet the people they protect and serve.

CHP in the News By Dale Yurong-ABC 30

CHP heroes honored

Two major awards were handed out at the CHP Central Division Special Services Program Office. A CHP sergeant who literally jumped into action last year to save a Fresno man’s life was among those honored.

CHP in the News Bill Lindelof, Sacramento Bee

CHP rescues man, five kids before their pickup can slide over edge of icy Sierra road

The CHP on Sunday rescued a man who had taken his pickup on an excursion with five children aboard and become stranded on an icy dirt road near the edge of a cliff.

CHP in the News Misha Friedman, Pulizter Center on Crisis Reporting

Ukraine’s First Women Police Officers, Thanks to the California Highway Patrol
Pulitzer Center

Photographer Misha Friedman spent several months in Kiev documenting female Ukrainian police recruits as members of the California Highway Patrol helped train them for service. We talked with Misha about his images and how this seemingly odd relationship between a group of US highway patrol officers and Ukrainian officers-in-training came to be.

CHP in the News Michelle Clowser, Castro Valley Patch

CHP Officer Dances with Locals at ‘Fam Fest’

Alameda County put on ”Fam Fest” in Ashland on October 10, 2015. It was a health and wellness fair as well as a run, walk, and bike race. Our own local CHP Officer Dan Jacowitz, from the Castro Valley CHP office, showed off some dancing skills when he accepted a dance invitation from a community member. CV CHP office serves the Eden Area, which includes Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo.

CHP in the News SCV News

Oct. 18-24 is Teen Safe Driving Week

Traffic collisions are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States, ending more young lives every day than cancer, homicide, and suicide combined. To bring awareness of the dangers facing young people when they drive, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will participate in National Teen Safe Driver Week, October 18-24, 2015.

CHP in the News CBS Los Angeles

6-Month-Old Husky Whose Previous Owner Allegedly Shot CHP Officer, Adopted By Policeman

Chip, the six-month-old husky whose previous owner allegedly shot a CHP officer before leading law enforcement on a pursuit, was adopted Wednesday by an LAPD officer. Authorities said Chip went home with veteran officer Mike Ventura of Covina after the two spent a few minutes getting acquainted at the Jurupa Valley Animal Shelter.

CHP in the News Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento hikers describe their rescue from Desolation Wilderness
The Sacramento Bee

Three young adults were stranded on a ledge in Desolation Wilderness and spent a night huddled together on a rocky Sierra Nevada outcropping before being rescued by a helicopter crew with the California Highway Patrol Valley Division. There was no suitable landing spot for the chopper.

CHP in the News My News 4 - KRNV

Kona the Dog’s parents thank CHP-Truckee for rescue

The California Highway Patrol in Truckee posed an unexpected question on social media Wednesday afternoon: “Anybody lose a Malamute?” Officials said of the situation, “Never know what call you are going to get when working in Truckee.”

CHP in the News KTVU

K-9 Coast Guard units undergo special helicopter training

Ever since the terror attacks of 9-11 the Coast Guard has stepped up its activity to protect San Francisco Bay. 1,445 container ships docked at the port of Oakland last year, making it the fifth busiest sea port in the U.S.

CHP in the News Dana Griffin, KCRA

Get inside look on what it takes to work for the CHP

KCRA’s Dana Griffin was given an inside look on what it takes to become a California Highway Patrol officer.

CHP in the News Bay City News

CHP helicopter rescues 4 boaters from 2 different boats in rough water in Marin County

A CHP helicopter rescued four boaters from the waters off the coast of Marin County Saturday afternoon after windy conditions caused problems for two different boats.

CHP in the News Susan Hiland, Daily Republic

Good News: Solano CHP officer finds, returns lost purse

A California Highway Patrol officer made a woman’s day this week when he found her lost purse and a stash of cash that the woman had forgotten about.

CHP in the News Hugo C Valdez, Victor Valley News

Local Woman Thankful for CHP Officers Kindness

Victorville resident Mena Garcia, contacted Victor Valley News wishing to express her sincere gratitude towards a local California Highway Patrol officer. Many times in the media we hear about negative situations involving law enforcement and it seems we rarely hear about the good deed’s performed day after day.

CHP in the News Bea Karnes, Petaluma Patch

CHP Officer Rescues Injured Fox

Earlier this month a CHP officer in Sonoma County saved a wounded blue jay. Now, a CHP officer is responsible for saving an injured fox. The officer was on patrol on Barnes Road Monday when the injured fox was spotted. The small creature had been hit by a car. Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue responded to the scene and took in the fox, who’s being nursed back to health. The goal is to release the fox back into the wild.

CHP in the News Kerry Cardoza, San Diego Sun Times

California Highway Patrol wins TBT with this San Diego photo

The California Highway Patrol’s Facebook account shared an absolutely adorable photo today for Throwback Thursday. The caption describes the photo as depicting a CHP officer with “runaway boys” in San Diego circa 1980. The boys in the black and white appear to be elementary-school age.

CHP in the News Paola Baker, Victorville Daily Press

CHP officer honored at monthly health expo

Kellie Riley says if it wasn’t for the Healthy Image Wellness Center, she might not be around today. “If I wasn’t in the shape I was in when I got hurt, I think my recovery would have been much more dire,” Riley said as she spoke at the Healthy Ever After event Thursday evening.