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CHP Invites Women To Join Their Ranks

FRESNO – The California Highway Patrol is inviting women interested in becoming CHP officers to attend a Women In Law Enforcement seminar on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.

“Now more than ever, our female law enforcement officers are respected by their peers as well as the public for their positive attitudes and the calming effect they have on potentially volatile situations,” says the CHP website.

“In the law enforcement community, we have come to realize that strength is not necessarily the most important attribute when dealing with potentially violent situations.”

In the CHP, women have been working side-by-side with their male counterparts for 25 years. During this time, they have become an integral part of every aspect of the CHP, from patrolling the freeways as an officer, protecting the Governor, to commanding operations involving hundreds of subordinates and multi-million dollar budgets.

The CHP is reaching out to women “who are interested in diversity, challenges and opportunities,” and encourages interested women to attend this seminar to learn how to become a part of their professional organization.

Women currently working in the CHP, ranging from the level of Officer to Lieutenant, will provide valuable information and tools on how to initiate and complete the hiring process.

The CHP invites women to “Expect a challenge and take charge of your future!”

There is no fee to attend the Women In Law Enforcement seminar on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the CHP Central Division Office, 5179 N. Gates, Fresno, CA.

If you have questions or would like to communicate directly with a female CHP officer, please call toll-free 1-877-WOMEN CHP (1-877-966-3624), or click to send an e-mail message to women@chp.ca.gov. This will allow you to address any specific issues, questions or concerns you may have.

For additional information, contact the CHP at: 1-888-4A CHP JOB (1-888-422-4756); TT/TDD 1-800-735-2929; or email http://www.chp.ca.gov/prog/recruiting.cgi

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