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CHP Celebrates the Graduation of 112 New Officers

Nov 08, 2023 02:53PM ● By CHP News Release

This year’s graduating class of 112 officers includes 11 women who are entering the force. Photo courtesy of CHP

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - 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 November 3, 2023 ceremony is the culmination of more than six months of rigorous training, hard work, and commitment.

“These cadets are California’s finest,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “They are truly the best among us — answering a call of duty to serve our communities with trust and care. On behalf of all Californians, I am proud to welcome them to the California Highway Patrol.”

The graduating class of 112 officers, including 11 women, report for duty on Nov. 13, 2023, to one of the CHP’s 103 Area offices throughout the state.

“The newly sworn officers exhibited remarkable dedication and determination throughout their training.  They have proven themselves ready to take on the responsibilities and challenges of law enforcement, ensuring the safety and well-being of those who live and visit California,” said CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee. “We are proud to welcome them as part of the CHP family.”

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.

A new class of more than 100 cadets will begin their 26-weeks of training at the CHP Academy that same day, bringing the total number of cadets in training to nearly 350.

The newly sworn in CHP officers answer the call of duty to serve our communities and roadways. Photo courtesy of CHP

In June 2022, the CHP launched a multi-year recruitment campaign to recruit and hire 1,000 officers. If you are interested in an exciting career that offers diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the CHP invites you to apply to become a part of our professional organization.