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CHP in the News CBS San Francisco

Pitbull Pup Rescued By CHP After Oakland Pursuit

A Bay Area puppy is safe after being caught on the wrong side of the law Monday night. Rascal the pit bull pup was found inside a vehicle Oakland CHP officers were pursuing.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

CHP Cadets Participate In Pre-Dawn Run

CHP cadets are getting ready to graduate with a pre-dawn run that will also honor fallen law enforcement heroes.

CHP in the News

CHP helps escort pig crossing Santa Paula road

You’ve heard of a chicken crossing the road but what about a pig?

CHP in the News Emily Zentner-The Sacramento Bee

CHP rescues Napa hiker after 30-foot fall from rock formation in Kyburz

California Highway Patrol rescuers hoisted a hiker out of a remote location in Kyburz, Calif., after the hiker fell 30 feet from a rock formation and caught the episode on camera.

CHP in the News Madison

Day in the life: CHP officer focuses on empathy in times of tension

CHP officers are trained to be non-confrontational and to de-escalate situations but we wanted to take it a step further and see what it’s like to be behind the badge.

CHP in the News Marcos Breton-The Sacramento Bee

CHP officer says it was his job to keep Stephon Clark protesters safe in Sacramento

Protesters mourning the death of Stephon Clark vented their frustration and grief at all the California Highway Patrol officers blocking their path on I Street as they attempted to shut down Interstate 5 on Friday.

CHP in the News John Ross Ferrara-Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Hayfork Man Severs Artery While Showing CHP Officers His Radio-Controlled Airplane; Officers Apply Tourniquet That Saves Man’s Arm and Maybe His Life

On March 11, 2018, at approximately 1358 hours, Officer D. Morrison, ID 12749, and Officer A. Fornaciari, ID 16084, were conducting in-view patrol in the community of Hayfork, within the CHP Trinity River Area.

CHP in the News Veronica Acosta- Bakersfield, CA

CHP Buttonwillow honored for services provided to Officer James Langford

CHP Buttonwillow received a thank-you from the Oxnard Peace Officers Association on Wednesday, February 28th for the services they provided to Oxnard Police Officer James Langford. 

CHP in the News Michael Barnes-The Press Democrat

Guy Fieri serves up a thank you to Santa Rosa CHP

October’s deadly North Bay wildfire put all of Sonoma County’s officials to the test. On Tuesday night, Santa Rosa CHP officers encountered a different kind of blaze in the form of Santa Rosa resident and Food Network star Guy Fieri and his sizzling pizza-making skills.

APB Article

Congratulations to Commissioner Stanley

Congratulations to CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown on February 9, 2018, after serving as Acting Commissioner since August 2017. Scott Silsbee was appointed Deputy commissioner. Also, Gov. Brown appointed Brian Annis as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency.

On Feb. 26, Gov. Brown delivered the oath of office to Stanley as the 15th Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

CHP in the News Vikaas Shanker-Los Banos Enterprise

Merced K9 Laika sniffs out $68,000 in cash connected to drugs, CHP says

Officers found $68,000 wrapped in shrink wrap and electrical tape in a vehicle after California Highway Patrol Merced K9 Laika alerted them to the smell of narcotics, authorities said.

CHP in the News Marissa Wenzke-KTLA

Man Riding Horse Along the 91 Freeway in Long Beach Is Arrested on DUI Charge

A man who was riding a horse along the eastbound 91 Freeway in Long Beach during the early morning hours Saturday was arrested on a DUI charge, according to California Highway Patrol officials in Santa Fe Springs.

CHP in the News Dana Griffin-KCRA

Meet newly appointed CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley

Although newly appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California Highway Patrol Commissioner Warren Stanley said the promotion came with little shock. That’s because he’s been acting commissioner for the last six months after former commissioner, Joe Farrow, retired.

CHP in the News Jesus Reyes-KESQ

CHP Officer Mike Radford honored for work with “Chips for Kids”

Officer Mike Radford was honored Monday afternoon by the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission at its annual Community Service Awards.

CHP in the News Robert Montano-The Fresno Bee

On Duty With The CHP
Preventing Injuries And Fatalities Built Into CHP’s Annual Safety Plan

I recently attended a speaking engagement where I was asked a great question: What is the California Highway Patrol doing to keep Californians safe? As I answered, I could not help but think what a fantastic article that question would make.

CHP in the News Thaddeus Miller-The Modesto Bee

Merced CHP K-9 sniffs out more than $165,000 in cash

Merced-area officers had a little fun with a meme of their star K-9 after her latest find of more than $165,000 in drug money, the California Highway Patrol said on Friday.

CHP in the News KTVU

Father-son CHP duo nab suspect

A suspect thought he could outrun a California Highway Patrol officer the other day in Sonoma County, only to be foiled by the officer’s son, who is also a CHP officer.

CHP in the News Sonseeahray Tonsall – Fox 40

31-Year-Old CHP Officer Dies Unexpectedly

When Cabri Griffin had dinner at his friend’s house recently, the room and their hearts were filled with laughter and light.

CHP in the News Tracy Bloom – KTLA 5

Video: Cow Leads CHP Officer on Slow-Speed ‘Pursuit’ Along Eastern Sierra Road

An apparent runaway bovine was apprehended recently after leading the California Highway Patrol on a “pursuit” in the Bishop area of the Eastern Sierra, and a snippet of the slow-speed chase was captured on dash camera video.

CHP in the News David Benda-Record Searchlight

Family rescued by CHP on remote mountain road

A Humboldt County family of three whose truck got stuck on a snowy mountain road in Trinity County were rescued by the California Highway Patrol on Friday morning.

CHP in the News Christian Martinez-VC Star

New CHP commander in Ventura baptized by fire

Less than 48 hours into his tenure as the California Highway Patrol’s Ventura-area commander, Capt. Aaron Goulding was thrust into a response to what would become the largest wildfire on official record in California.

CHP in the News Jason Green-The Mercury News

San Jose: Fallen CHP officer remembered at vigil

Dozens gathered in front of City Hall on Monday night to pay tribute to rookie CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri Sr., who was killed Christmas Eve when a suspected drunk driver crashed into his patrol SUV, and others lost under similar circumstances.

CHP in the News CBS Los Angeles

Celebrities Grateful To Crews Cleaning Up Montecito

Celebrities are making sure to thank the crews helping dig Montecito out from a deadly mudslide.

Ellen DeGeneres stopped to thank a California Highway Patrol officer working a road closure Monday in the Montecito area.

CHP in the News KRNV

Retired CHP, Placer sheriff’s pilot among 5 dead in New Mexico helicopter crash

A former California Highway Patrol and Placer County Sheriff’s pilot died last week in a helicopter crash over New Mexico.

CHP in the News KIEM-TV | News Channel 3

CHP honors Nicholas Anderson who pulled five passengers from burning vehicle

“We would have had seven fatalities.” Those were the words from CHP Lieutenant Commander Randy England, who recognized San Francisco resident Nicholas Anderson for pulling five people from a burning car.

CHP in the News KTVU

CHP officer injured by drunk driver is on the mend

The CHP officer who was hit and injured by a drunk driver in Concord is on the mend. 

CHP in the News Sarah Ravani-SFGate

Chp Officer Calmly Called 911 After 6-car Crash Left Him Pinned Under Truck

Martin Lendway was pinned under a pickup truck on the freeway when he removed a cell phone from his pocket and dialed 911. The California Highway Patrol officer calmly told dispatchers where to find him and that he thought his legs were broken, which doctors would later confirm.

CHP in the News

CHP officers rescue 2-year-old after mom allegedly kidnaps her in Modesto

CHP officers are being hailed as heroes after they rescue a two-year-old who had been allegedly abducted by her mother in Modesto.

CHP in the News VC Star

CHP scrambles as chickens run loose on highway

It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers worked to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.

CHP in the News Pedro Rivera-FOX40

CHP Cadet Proposes after 5-Mile Run to Honor Fallen Heroes

A California Highway Patrol cadet proposed to his girlfriend after more than a hundred of his fellow cadets completed a brisk, 5-mile run Wednesday morning.

CHP in the News Evan Sernoffsky-SFGate

Driver charged in crash that killed CHP officer and injured his partner – SFGate

A 22-year-old Hayward man was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder as well as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in the Christmas Eve crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and injured his partner.

CHP in the News Autumn Payne-The Sacramento Bee

Officer Camilleri honored in Bell-Ringing Ceremony

CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri is honored at a bell-ringing ceremony signaling “end of watch” at the CHP Academy in Sacramento on Dec. 27, 2017.

CHP in the News California Highway Patrol

May you find magic in unexpected places. From CHP Facebook page.

May you find magic in unexpected places.

Have a safe and happy holiday season, from your California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News John Lindsey-The Tribune

CHP air patrol, first responders help us in SLO County

One the most dangerous things we do every day is driving or riding in a vehicle. I don’t remember a week that has gone by that the paper didn’t have a story of someone who was either killed or severely injured in an automobile/motorcycle/bicycle accident on our highways. Many of us live in a paradigm of acceptance, including myself, of the carnage, that takes place on our roadways. We live in fear of a shark attack or flying in an aircraft when the mundane things — like driving — are usually the most dangerous.

CHP in the News Adam Ashton-The Sacramento Bee

CHP pink patches raises $60K for American Cancer Society

California’s thin blue line raised a lot of green by going pink for the American Cancer Society.

CHP in the News S.L. Fuller-Rotor & Wing International

From Coast to Desert: California Highway Patrol’s Air Ops Serves Diverse State

California Highway Patrol’s Air Operations Program has spent 2017 in the headlines so far. At the end of January, the unit’s rotorcraft performed two hoist rescue missions in one day in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Then in February, its rotorcraft were on the scene as the Oroville Dam threatened mass flooding.

CHP in the News Elias

Inside job: Media ‘Boot Camp’ provides insight to CHP life

You’ve received reports of suspicious activity going on behind the DMV office. You arrive to find a man with his head down mumbling to himself. When he looks up to notice that the person who is approaching is an armed officer of the law, the man pulls a knife on himself and eventually threatens you, the responding officer, with the knife.

CHP in the News

CHP helps out family after their car was badly damaged by a reckless driver

A Yreka CHP officer went above and beyond to help a family that was hit by a reckless driver. The officer drove the elderly woman and her daughter to the airport after their car sustained major damage.

CHP in the News

New scam targets CalPERS retirees

CalPERS is warning its members to look out for a scam that tells them they owe money to the pension fund.

CHP in the News Pat Lakey-Mountain Democrat

CHP officer assaulted in Grizzly Flat; man arrested

An area resource officer from Placerville’s California Highway Patrol on routine patrol Monday morning in Grizzly Flat reportedly was assaulted by a man found passed out in a vehicle that matched one that had been reported driving recklessly in the rural area in recent weeks.

CHP in the News
Macho Man has Coffee with Cops

Macho Man has Coffee with Cops

CHP in the News

2017 Tips for ChiPS a huge success

Thank you to Fort Tejon, Bakersfield and Grapevine CHP for another tremendous event. The 2017 Tips for Chips Fundraiser at the Outback Steakhouse raised $33,000 for the Widows and Orphans’ Fund!T Thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work.

Photo gallery

CHP Memorial honors officers lost in the line of duty
May 2, 2017

Photos by Michael Wong and Joe McHugh

In May of each year, the CHP holds a memorial to pay tribute to those brave heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and afford special honor to those killed in the previous calendar year.  In the CHP’s 88-year history, 227 heroes have lost their lives while courageously serving the people of California.