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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.

CHP in the News SFGate

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.

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.

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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.

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.