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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.

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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.

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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.

CHP in the News Hope Miller-KCRA

CHP officer delivers baby on Sacramento County freeway

A California Highway Patrol officer was in the right place at the right time Monday and helped deliver a baby on a Sacramento County freeway.

CHP in the News Andrea Nakano-CBS San Francisco

Vigil On Anniversary Of CHP Officer’s Death Sends Message To Holiday Drivers

An emotional vigil Monday night, held almost a year after a fallen CHP officer’s tragic death on the job, sent a message to drivers this holiday season.

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Congratulations to Commissioner Stanley

Congratulations to CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown on February 9, 2018, after serving as Acting Commissioner since August 2017. Scott Silsbee was appointed Deputy commissioner. Also, Gov. Brown appointed Brian Annis as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency.

On Feb. 26, Gov. Brown delivered the oath of office to Stanley as the 15th Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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CHP Memorial honors officers lost in the line of duty
May 2, 2017

Photos by Michael Wong and Joe McHugh

In May of each year, the CHP holds a memorial to pay tribute to those brave heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and afford special honor to those killed in the previous calendar year.  In the CHP’s 88-year history, 227 heroes have lost their lives while courageously serving the people of California.