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Become a CHP Officer: Apply in January

For the first time in three years, the California Highway Patrol is accepting applications from candidates interested in becoming CHP officers. Here's how and when to apply next month.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced that it will accept applications in January from individuals interested in careers as CHP officers.

“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, Jan. 3 through Saturday, Jan. 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 www.chpcareers.com.

“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."

To be considered, candidates must be 20-35 years old, be U.S. citizens and high school graduates and have no felony convictions.  

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 www.facebook.com/chp.recruiting.

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