The law enforcement agency will accept applications for three days only in January

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.  “This is an opportunity to serve alongside some of California’s finest who provide the highest level of safety, service and security throughout the state,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.  “A career with a law enforcement agency like the CHP offers unlimited opportunities for someone who is looking for a challenge.”

Applications will be accepted online only during a three-day period from Thursday, January 3 through Saturday, January 5.  This brief application period marks the first time in three years that the CHP has accepted applications.  Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit  Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, Area Commander of the Bridgeport CHP office, encourages any interested individual that does not have internet access to telephone the Bridgeport CHP office at (760) 932-7995 prior to January 3, 2012 to make arrangements for internet access.

“Officers are needed throughout California,” added Commissioner Farrow.  “Through this process, we are determined to find qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds who are committed to carrying out the CHP’s mission and making a difference in their communities.”  Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, Area Commander of the Bridgeport CHP office added, “New officers graduating from the CHP Academy are assigned to offices throughout the state.  However, recent graduates have been assigned to Mono and Inyo Counties, which is good news for those candidates seeking to serve their existing communities.”

To be considered, candidates must be 20-35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions and be a high school graduate (or equivalent).  Each applicant will be required to complete a selection process including a written test, physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation and psychological evaluation.

The CHP’s recruitment Facebook page is



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