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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.

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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.

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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

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-

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.

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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

CHP in the News The Modesto Bee

CHP helps deliver baby on side of the road

When a woman went into labor while traveling in a car, the CHP was there to assist in the delivery of the baby

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.

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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.

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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.