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CHP officer intervenes to stop unresponsive driver drifting into oncoming traffic in Corte Madera

When a California Highway Patrol officer noticed a driver who appeared unresponsive drifting into oncoming traffic in Corte Madera on Thursday, she pulled open the door of the moving vehicle and slammed on the brakes, preventing a possible head-on collision, authorities said.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

Gov. Newsom Pays Tribute To Fallen Officer Kirk Griess At CHP Memorial

Law enforcement officers from all over the state along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, honored CHP officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

CHP in the News Katie Dowd-SFGate

Baby sea lion wanders onto 101, gets rescued by CHP

A baby sea lion, perhaps in pursuit of pancakes at a nearby Denny’s, wandered onto Highway 101 in South San Francisco Tuesday morning before being corralled to safety.

CHP in the News The Fresno Bee

CHP horse unit appears at Clovis Rodeo

Guests at Friday’s Clovis Rodeo saw a special performance by rodeo clown JJ Harrison and the California Highway Patrol’s equestrian unit of horses that serve State Capitol and Capitol Park and hundreds of state properties in downtown Sacramento

CHP in the News Merced Sun-Star

CHP officers gave two Los Banos boys new scooters after theirs were stolen from a park

The Los Banos California Highway Patrol stepped in to lift the spirits of two local boys after they had their scooters stolen.

CHP in the News CBS Los Angeles

Law Enforcement Family Mourns CHP Sgt. Steve Licon In Emotional Memorial Service

Thousands of police officers from across California and Nevada paid their respects Tuesday to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Licon, who was killed earlier this month by a driver who has since been charged with murder.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

CHP Officer Helps Deliver Baby On Interstate 5 Near Elk Grove

A CHP-South Sacramento officer helped deliver a baby on Interstate 5 Monday night.

CHP in the News Tracy Lehr-KEYT

CHP wrangles runaway alpacas in Santa Barbara – KEYT

A group of furry fugitives made their way through the Modoc Preserve Sunday morning.

CHP in the News Richard K. De Atley-Press Enterprise

Winchester man charged with second-degree murder in CHP sergeant’s death

A Winchester man was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, April 10, in the crash that killed California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Licon on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore.

CHP in the News Richard K. De AtleyPress – Enterprise

CHP sergeant struck and killed in Lake Elsinore honored at ‘end of watch’ ceremony

A California Highway Patrol motor sergeant struck and killed during a traffic stop by a driver on the 15 Freeway’s right shoulder in Lake Elsinore was honored Monday with an “end of watch” bell toll tribute at the agency’s academy in West Sacramento.

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.

E-mail blast

CAHP Cares Request
Officer Johnathan P. Tanner, I.D. 21518

The CAHP CARES Committee has established a CAHP Cares account on behalf of the family of Officer Johnathan P. Tanner, ID 21518 from Antelope Valley. Sadly, he passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.

Officer Tanner had an inoperable, cancerous tumor attached to his spinal column. He also developed a viral infection (encephalitis), as well as two lesions on his brain.

John graduated from the CHP Academy in May 2016. That means he was not yet vested. His condition was not considered work-related.

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.

CHP in the News Mike Luery-KCRA.com

Meet the tow truck driver who rescued a CHP officer under attack

A 21-year-old tow truck driver is being called a hero after he ran to the rescue of a California Highway Patrol officer who was under attack.

CHP in the News Michael McGough-The Sacramento Bee

Video: CHP helicopter rescue saves 2 skiers, one dog from mountain

Two skiers and their dog, all reported missing Saturday afternoon, were rescued from snowy mountain conditions Monday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter rescue team.

CHP in the News Joey Horta-YourCentralValley.com

Did you know California Highway Patrol’s top cop is from the Valley?

Cops are known for their love of donuts but instead of eating them, these guys are doing donuts! It’s like a scene out of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” But this is the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.

CHP in the News Alix Martichoux-SFGATE

CHP officers stop traffic on I-580 to retrieve college student’s textbooks – SFGate

The California Highway Patrol’s Oakland office is giving its officers a pat on the back for going the extra mile Thursday morning.

CHP in the News KGET.com

Video: Two officers being hailed for heroic work

California Highway Patrol officers have had a busy week, especially Officer Caid and Chavez. The two officers are being hailed for their heroic work on two separate occasions. 

CHP in the News

California specialty license plates to support fallen officers

The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation is proud to announce, “The California Peace Officers Specialty License Plate.” The specialty plate, in conjunction with the CA DMV, helps support the CPOMF mission of honoring California’s peace officers who gave their lives “In the Line of Duty” and providing support to the family members left behind.

For more information, please visit drivetoremember.org.

CHP in the News Eric Luttrell-yourcentralvalley.com

CHP K-9 “Beny” Strikes Again With Huge Drug Bust In Merced County

Merced CHP K-9 officer “Beny” has done it again, helping officers make a huge seizure of money and drugs apparently meant to be shipped from California to a different state.

CHP in the News Paul Rogers-The Mercury News

Yosemite video: Lost hikers found on edge of icy cliff

The California Highway Patrol has released a video of one of its helicopter crews performing a dramatic rescue of two British hikers who were stranded on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking Yosemite Valley as a major snow storm was nearing.

CHP in the News

Commissioner Warren Stanley reappointed by Governor Newsom

On Tuesday, January 9, while standing beside his emergency management and response team, Governor Newsom announced that with an emphasis on continuity and expertise, Governor Newsom will retain and reappoint California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Warren Stanley. He will also retain and reappoint Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci and California Military Department (CMD) Adjutant General David Baldwin in their current positions.