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CHP in the News Zac Self-10News.com

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 Rosenbaum-appeal-democrat.com

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.

CHP in the News abc10.com

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.

CHP in the News KBAK

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.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

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.

CHP in the News CBS San Francisco

Tributes To CHP Officer Killed In Crash Mix Hollywood And Brotherhood

California Highway Patrol motorcycle Officer Kirk Griess, a 19-year veteran, was remembered during a memorial service today as a devoted family man, a “cop’s cop” and a “beach blond porcupine” for his perfect hair with silver tips that earned him the nickname “Hollywood.”

CHP in the News Cornell Barnard-ABC 7

Police say driver in crash that killed CHP officer, motorist in Fairfield was on phone and speeding

A Rocklin man is charged with two counts of manslaughter and reckless driving for the deaths of a CHP officer and a motorist last Friday.

CHP in the News KCRA 3

Students restore CHP Camero

Students from Universal Technical Institute restore a 1979 Z28 Camero, once used primarily as a pursuit vehicle.

CHP in the News John Palminteri-Edhat

Only Female CHP K-9 Officer Patrols Central Coast

California Highway Patrol Officer Julie Jensen and her partner Edy are on patrol locally and Jensen is the only female CHP K-9 officer in the state.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

Fallen Officer Kirk Griess Honored With Bell Ringing Ceremony

CHP Officer Kirk Griess was killed in a crash in Fairfield last week.

CHP in the News Thaddeus Miller-Merced Sun-Star

Los Banos K9 Beny nabs second arrest this week

Dozens of pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine were seized this week during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 thanks to the nose of K-9 Officer Beny, according to California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News

New CHP Officers Sworn In

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) swore in 51 new officers today during a graduation ceremony at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.  Throughout 28 weeks of training, these men and women have been preparing to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.  Following today’s graduation ceremony, report to their new assignment on Monday, August 13, where they will begin serving communities throughout the state.

CHP in the News
CHP Lip Sync Challenge

CHP Lip Sync Challenge

CHP in the News Gabby Ferreira-The Tribune

CHP officers and strangers pull man from burning car, video shows

A dramatic video shows California Highway Patrol officers and bystanders pulling a man from a burning car early Wednesday morning, following a four-vehicle crash on a highway near San Bernardino.

CHP in the News Caitlin O'Kane-CBS News

Fawn gives cop a kiss after California wildfire rescue

Social media users are “fawning” over a photo of a California Highway Patrol officer and a baby deer that he saved from a raging wildfire.

CHP in the News Alexa Mae Asperin-KRON4

VIDEO: CHP Contra Costa takes on Lip Sync Challenge

We are loving our local law enforcement getting in on the nationwide Lip Sync Challenge!

CHP in the News Dan Megna-Vertical Magazine

Setting a new standard: California Highway Patrol

Since it was first established in 1929, the primary mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been enforcing traffic laws and promoting vehicle safety across the state’s extensive system of highways and byways.

CHP in the News Thaddeus Miller-The Modesto Bee

Merced CHP K9 retires with stats to brag about, officers say

More than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine, $3 million in seizures of drug cash and 55 arrests. Those are just some of the statistics Merced area K-9 Laika boasts as she coasts into retirement.

CHP in the News Ryan Moran-KTVU

Law enforcement lip sync battle booms in Bay Area

Police officers around the Bay Area have responded to a nationwide law enforcement lip sync battle that has propelled multiple videos into the viral realm.

CHP in the News Kayla Fitzgerald-The Sacramento Bee

CHP K-9 graduation adds seven dogs to Patrol and Narcotics Detection team

In this graduation season, seven new CHP K-9 officers are in a class by themselves.

CHP in the News The Reporter

Actor Erik Estrada receives honor from Assemblyman Jim Frazier

Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, presented actor Erik Estrada with an Assembly Resolution recognizing the star of the original “CHiPs” for his longtime support of the California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News Austin Green-NBC Southern California

CHP Rescues Huskies on 15 Freeway in Victorville

The California Highway Paw-trol went above the call of duty Tuesday, rescuing two huskies seen running across Interstate 15.

CHP in the News FOX26 News

CHP air crew rescues stranded hiker in Kings Canyon National Park

A stranded hiker is safe thanks to an air crew with the California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News Ashley Ludwig-San Juan Capistrano, CA Patch

CHP Assists Stranded Family In San Juan Capistrano

Driving the California freeways is scary enough for some travelers, but when a Brazilian family on vacation experienced a blown tire on the southbound 5 freeway, this family of five was in a desperate situation.

CHP in the News KTVU

CHP helicopter crew, Truckee firefighter win award for harrowing rescue

A CHP helicopter crew and Truckee firefighter earned a Swift Water Rescue Award for a rescue last summer.

CHP in the News Megan Cassidy-SFGate

How a CHP officer coaxed a man off Bay Bridge railing

The California Highway Patrol told the story Friday of an officer who coaxed a man off the railing of the Bay Bridge after he appeared ready to leap from the 190-foot-high ledge.

CHP in the News Christopher Salas-KSBW8

CHP presents diploma to daughter of fallen officer at Aptos High Graduation

John Pedro was killed in the line of duty when he crashed into a tree during a high-speed chase in June of 2002. His daughter, Sara Pedro, was presented her diploma by more than 20 CHP officers on Thursday.

CHP in the News KCRA

CHP helps rescue bear cubs stuck in a sewer

A mama bear is back with her two cubs after the younglings got stuck in a South Lake Tahoe sewer, officials said Thursday.

CHP in the News Leticia Juarez-abc7.com

Mojave High School students get CHP escort to graduation ceremony after Cajon Pass pileup

California Highway Patrol officers stepped up to help two high school students caught up in a major pileup along the Cajon Pass while on their way to graduation on Wednesday.

CHP in the News Lake County News

CHP officer recounts effort to help injured firefighter

CHP officer calls injured firefighter he helped a hero

CHP in the News Megan Abundis- KSBY.com

Using math and physics to solve crash scenes, these are the CHP’s elite MAIT investigators

Math and physics are key elements to figuring out what happened in a crash investigation, but not every officer is able to solve the case. 

CHP in the News Oscar Flores-KEYT

Santa Barbara area CHP officer helps and feeds elderly man

As if we didn’t need any more reasons to love our local California Highway Patrol officers comes another example of human kindness.

CHP in the News Filipa Ioannou-SFGate

Watch this badass sunglass-wearing dog rappel into a CHP helicopter – SFGate

s this Coast Guard K9 the Bruce Willis of dogs?

That’s a question you might find yourself asking as you watch the above video of a joint training between the U.S. Coast Guard and the California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News Andrew Sheeler-The Tribune

CHP officer rescues dog on the Cuesta Grade

What began as a seemingly routine CHP traffic enforcement stop on the Cuesta Grade turned into a lengthy effort to rescue one very frightened Yorkie Chihuahua mix.

CHP in the News KCRA

2 CHP officers killed in the line of duty receive special honor

The California Highway Patrol held a special ceremony Tuesday to remember officers who have died in the line of duty.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

VIDEO: Injured Worker Rescued By CHP Helicopter

A woman injured in a remote area of El Dorado County was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter, authorities say.

CHP in the News Brie Stimson and Joe Little-NBC 7 San Diego

CHP Officers Helping Homeless Camping Near Freeway Find Resources

CHP officers say they regularly speak to homeless people living near freeways, and the numbers are growing.

CHP in the News wbir.com

California troopers give Knoxville’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment pizza and a push

The California Highway Patrol gave a helping hand to nearly 70 soldiers from Knoxville’s 278th Armored Calvary Regiment after their bus broke down.

CHP in the News My Mother Lode

CHP Officer recognized for kindness and service

A CHP officer is being honored for his kindness and exemplary service when he helped out a homeless person

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.