Help Wanted: CHP Ramps Up Hiring for New Officers

Aug 5, 2015 6:55 PM by News Staff

The California Highway Patrol is now accepting online applications for the position of officer on a continuous basis. With this new continuous application process in place, the CHP’s goal is to hire 600 cadets per year.

“A career in law enforcement can be an extremely rewarding and exciting opportunity,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We are looking for highly motivated individuals who mirror the diverse makeup of California and have a passion for public service to join our ranks.”

Farrow said a CHP career is not only about keeping watch from a roving patrol unit along California highways. In addition to traditional patrol duties, the CHP offers opportunities to join specialized units throughout the state, such as air operations, dignitary protection, computer crimes investigations, vehicle theft task forces, homeland security operations, and commercial vehicle inspection programs.

Those interested in pursuing a future career as a CHP officer are encouraged to visit for additional information to include testing dates throughout California. By accepting applications on a continuous basis, qualified prospective candidates will not have to wait to submit their application and begin the process toward a rewarding career.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 20 and 35, possess a high school diploma, and be able to pass an extensive physical and background check.

“We are committed to hiring the best and the brightest men and women to serve the people of California and its visitors,” added Commissioner Farrow. “There has never been a better time than now to take that next step and join one of the nation’s largest statewide law enforcement agencies and make a difference in the community in which you serve.”


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