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Graduation, Swearing In For 112New CHP Officers
A graduation and swearing in was hosted at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento on Sept. 1. The ceremony culminated more than six months of intense training for the new officers. CHP Photo

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) welcomed more than 100 of California’s newest members of law enforcement during a graduation ceremony at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. The Sept. 1 ceremony was the culmination of more than six months of intense training, hard work and determination.

“I applaud these men and women for dedicating themselves to public service, and their commitment to protecting the people of California,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee. “As cadets, we provide them with an extensive amount of training to ensure they are up to the task of providing the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security that is expected from our department.”

At the CHP Academy, cadet training starts with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity. Cadets also receive instruction on mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. Training also includes vehicle patrol, crash investigation, first aid, and the apprehension of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Cadets also receive training in traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles, assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management, and knowledge of various codes, including the California Vehicle Code, Penal Code and Health and Safety Code.

This graduating class of 112 officers, including eight women, will report for duty on Sept. 11, 2023, to one of the CHP’s 103 Area offices throughout the state. Meanwhile, a new class of 125 cadets are expected to begin their 26-week training at the CHP Academy that same day, which will bring the total number of cadets in training to approximately 350.

Last year, the CHP launched a multi-year recruitment campaign to recruit and hire 1,000 officers.