CHP to Accept Officer Applications Early Next Year

Applications will only be taken for three days in early January.


If you’ve ever wanted to be a California Highway Patrol officer, your chance is coming very early next year.

The CHP announced Friday that it will accept applications for the first time in three years between Jan. 3-5, 2013.

“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 in a press release. ““A career with a law enforcement agency like the CHP offers unlimited opportunities for someone who is looking for a challenge.”

"Officers are needed throughout California,” Commissioner Farrow said in the release. “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, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions and be a high school graduate. 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. Visit chpcareers.com for more information.


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