CHP is Hiring 1000 New Officers!

By djsheryl on June 10, 2022
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Are you looking for a new career? This may be something to consider. The CHP is hiring 1000 new officers.

“To meet the increasing demand for our services throughout the state, over the next few years our law enforcement family will be growing exponentially,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “We are excited to welcome new members to the team so that the CHP can continue to provide the level of service the public has come to expect.”

To qualify as a CHP cadet, applicants must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident who has applied for citizenship, be between the ages of 20 and 35, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to pass a physical abilities test and written exam, and complete a thorough background check with no felony convictions on record.

A career with the CHP includes paid training. Cadets earn a salary of $5,563 each month throughout their 26 weeks at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.

After graduation, new officers are assigned to communities throughout California and can expect to earn more than $100,000 in their first year with the department.

“Anyone who may be wondering if they have what it takes to become a CHP officer, let me be the first to tell you that you do,” added Commissioner Ray. “If you are compassionate, driven to serve, and have a desire to learn, the CHP provides some of the best law enforcement training in the world and we will do all we can to ensure your success.”

Interested? To find out more or to apply, visit or call the statewide Recruitment Unit at 916-843-4300.

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