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CHP in the News Mike

Meet the tow truck driver who rescued a CHP officer under attack

A 21-year-old tow truck driver is being called a hero after he ran to the rescue of a California Highway Patrol officer who was under attack.

CHP in the News Michael McGough-The Sacramento Bee

Video: CHP helicopter rescue saves 2 skiers, one dog from mountain

Two skiers and their dog, all reported missing Saturday afternoon, were rescued from snowy mountain conditions Monday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter rescue team.

CHP in the News Joey

Did you know California Highway Patrol’s top cop is from the Valley?

Cops are known for their love of donuts but instead of eating them, these guys are doing donuts! It’s like a scene out of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” But this is the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.

CHP in the News Alix Martichoux-SFGATE

CHP officers stop traffic on I-580 to retrieve college student’s textbooks – SFGate

The California Highway Patrol’s Oakland office is giving its officers a pat on the back for going the extra mile Thursday morning.

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Video: Two officers being hailed for heroic work

California Highway Patrol officers have had a busy week, especially Officer Caid and Chavez. The two officers are being hailed for their heroic work on two separate occasions. 

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California specialty license plates to support fallen officers

The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation is proud to announce, “The California Peace Officers Specialty License Plate.” The specialty plate, in conjunction with the CA DMV, helps support the CPOMF mission of honoring California’s peace officers who gave their lives “In the Line of Duty” and providing support to the family members left behind.

For more information, please visit

CHP in the News Eric

CHP K-9 “Beny” Strikes Again With Huge Drug Bust In Merced County

Merced CHP K-9 officer “Beny” has done it again, helping officers make a huge seizure of money and drugs apparently meant to be shipped from California to a different state.

CHP in the News Paul Rogers-The Mercury News

Yosemite video: Lost hikers found on edge of icy cliff

The California Highway Patrol has released a video of one of its helicopter crews performing a dramatic rescue of two British hikers who were stranded on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking Yosemite Valley as a major snow storm was nearing.

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Commissioner Warren Stanley reappointed by Governor Newsom

On Tuesday, January 9, while standing beside his emergency management and response team, Governor Newsom announced that with an emphasis on continuity and expertise, Governor Newsom will retain and reappoint California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Warren Stanley. He will also retain and reappoint Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci and California Military Department (CMD) Adjutant General David Baldwin in their current positions.

CHP in the News Hope Miller-KCRA

CHP officer delivers baby on Sacramento County freeway

A California Highway Patrol officer was in the right place at the right time Monday and helped deliver a baby on a Sacramento County freeway.

CHP in the News Andrea Nakano-CBS San Francisco

Vigil On Anniversary Of CHP Officer’s Death Sends Message To Holiday Drivers

An emotional vigil Monday night, held almost a year after a fallen CHP officer’s tragic death on the job, sent a message to drivers this holiday season.

CHP in the News Heather Holmes-KTVU

CHP officer injured by DUI driver returns to work, talks about road to recovery

A sunny morning in downtown Vacaville and CHP motorcycle officer Martin Lendway is back at Sport Rehab for a challenging physical therapy session.

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Tesla Driver Cited By CHP Who Possibly Activated Auto Stop Feature –

A Tesla driver was cited for DUI after California Highway Patrol officers possibly activated the car’s automatic stopping system this morning in Redwood City because the man was asleep at the wheel, CHP and sheriff’s officials said.

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Bear strolls into CHP office on Donner Pass

A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a California Highway Patrol office in a mountain town.

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CHP officers patrolling Camp Fire rescue cold, wet cat with burned paws

California Highway Patrol officers with the Truckee division spotted a cat in very bad shape while patrolling the charred remains leftover from the deadly Camp Fire in Paradise.

CHP in the News Stephen Ellison-NBC Bay Area

CHP Officer Reunites With Girl He Saved 16 Years Ago

Sixteen years after a California Highway Patrol officer saved a little girl’s life, the officer and the girl were reunited this weekend, according to the CHP Contra Costa office.

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Orestimba grad relishes ‘El Protector’ role

An Orestimba High graduate who grew up with aspirations of becoming a California Highway Patrol officer has realized that dream – and is relishing his role as a community outreach officer focusing on the Hispanic community.

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California Highway Patrol plans CHiPs for Kids toy drive in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Area Office of the California Highway Patrol has again partnered with Walgreens Pharmacy for the agency’s annual CHiPs for Kids holiday toy drive.

CHP in the News Sarah Roebuck-KMPH

CHP Officer helps take care of chickens amidst Camp Fire destruction

About a dozen chickens are much happier thanks to a California Highway Patrol officer.

CHP in the News Sheldon Gajarian- KMPH

CHP Helicopter uses infrared camera to track Camp fire

The California Highway Patrol Valley Air Division in Sacramento released infrared video of the Camp Fire.

CHP in the News Don Thompson-The Press Democrat

CHP officers decorated for valor during 2017 fires

Four CHP officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of Napa last year were awarded the state’s highest law enforcement honor Monday.

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IRS Announces Higher 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

Get ready to save more for retirement in 2019! The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2019, and there are a lot of changes that will help savers stuff these accounts.

CHP in the News Zac

San Diego CHP takes on lip sync challenge to ‘Danger Zone’ with Tom Cruise look-alike

The San Diego California Highway Patrol Thursday answered the call, taking on the “lip sync challenge” with the song “Danger Zone” and even including a Tom Cruise look-alike.

CHP in the News Rachel

Yuba-Sutter welcomes new CHP commander

She grew up on a ranch in Siskiyou County; she attended law school and had two internships while working full-time as a probation officer in the Los Angeles area.

CHP in the News Sean Emery-Orange County Register

Officer transfers from Inland Empire to Westminster so he can wrap up his career with a fellow cop — his son

Minutes before the daily briefing was set to begin for a recent pre-dawn shift at the California Highway Patrol’s Westminster office, Officer Tony Nguyen paused to look at a display showing photos and badge numbers of the station’s cops.

Organized by rank and seniority, his photo is in the top row of active officers, while his son Stephen’s is close to the bottom.

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CHP officers help deliver baby boy during traffic stop near Vacaville

A traffic stop in Solano County turned into an impromptu delivery room for a family and a trio of California Highway Patrol officers, early Friday morning.

CHP in the News Elizabeth Larson-Lake County News

Retired CHP commander recalls time in Lake County, talks of mission to prevent sudden cardiac death in young people

After a four-year tenure, the commander of the Clear Lake Area office of the California Highway Patrol has retired, with plans to continue his successful and lifesaving efforts to educate student athletes and their families about congenital heart defects, which brought heartbreak to his own family.

CHP in the News Jennifer McGraw-CBS Sacramento

Kayakers, CHP Team Up To Save Woman After Car Plummets Off Cliff

A woman is recovering from her injures after her truck came crashing down a cliff and sat for multiple days on the side of a hill.

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Annual fundraiser for CHP widows and orphans on Sept. 26

The ninth annual Tips for CHiPs luncheon fundraiser takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 26.

CHP in the News Haleigh Pike-KRCR

Anderson, CHP officers presented with Medals of Valor for heroic acts

Three Anderson police officers and two officers with the CHP Northern Division Air Operations were presented with Medals of Valor this week for their heroic acts in an officer-involved shooting and saving lives during the Atlas Fire.

CHP in the News Courtney Teague-Napa Valley Register

Police cadet Kadi Griess charts her own legacy, inspired by father’s career

Cadet Kadi Griess, 25, received several standing ovations at Saturday’s graduation of the Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center’s 105th Police Academy class.

CHP in the News Robert Montano-The Fresno Bee

Process to become CHP officer is hard, but serving others makes it worthwhile

I recently received a phone call from my 19-year-old nephew who wanted to let me know he plans on applying to become an officer with the California Highway Patrol. “I want to be a CHP officer like you.” Instantly, I felt a sense of pride, as my chosen career path has had such a positive impression on him.

CHP in the News John Cádiz Klemack-NBC Southern California

Can Anybody Help a Sister Out? CHP Tweet Helps Nuns Get New Van

Nuns who got stuck on the 605 Freeway in a broken down van had a little help from a “guardian angel” when a CHP officer showed up and tweeted about it. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 4 Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

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CHP Cadets Help Maintain Sacramento Children’s Home, Bond With Children

Twice a year, CHP cadets help the Sacramento Children’s Home maintain their 15-acre property.

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).

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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.