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CHP in the News Alyssa Hodenfield and Mila Jasper-Sacramento Bee

We rode along with a CHP officer for Distracted Driving Awareness Month; here’s what we learned

The California Highway Patrol kicked off Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Teen Safe Driving Week on April 3, 2019. A CHP officer explained typical signs of a distracted driver.

CHP in the News Max Resnik-KCRA 3

Off-duty CHP officer, others pull man from burning truck

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was minutes from his Plumas Lake home when he came across a fiery highway crash that captured his attention.

CHP in the News Anoushah Rasta-NBC Bay Area

Google’s Waymo Works With CHP to Help Officers Understand Self-Driving Cars

Law enforcement returned to class Wednesday to get a lesson in self-driving technology.

CHP in the News NBC Bay Area

CHP Officer Comes to Aid of Stranded Newborn Piglets

A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of newborns in the state capital this week, but it was a bit different than the usual story.

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.