The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Modesto Area office excitedly welcomed Captain Julian Irigoyen as the new Modesto Commander on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Captain Irigoyen transferred to the Modesto Area after serving in the Commissioner’s office as a liaison with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control as a Chief Deputy Director. He has also served as a commander for the Fort Tejon and Mojave Area offices. Irigoyen has been with the California Highway Patrol for over 18 years.
In addition to his professional work, Irigoyen is married and has a son and a daughter. He enjoys being active in numerous local community events and activities, volunteers as a High School Assistant Wrestling Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach, and attends countless local fundraiser events to benefit law enforcement and the communities he serves. Irigoyen said he is looking forward to being engaged in these communities and welcomes interaction and feedback from the area’s residents and community leaders.
Irigoyen will be responsible for 80 personnel and the 1,521 square miles the Modesto Area currently serves. The communities served, among others, include: Salida, Knights Ferry, Valley Home, South Modesto, Empire, Hickman, Keyes, and Denair.