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California Highway Patrol Seeks 1,000 New Cadets

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SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently seeking 1,000 new recruits over the next few years. It’s a very difficult and demanding job. Do you (or someone you know) have what it takes to be a CHP? Here are the facts: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) accepts online applications for officer positions on a continuous basis with the ...

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Motorcycle Fatality on CA-41 and River Falls Rd. in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — On June 12, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., the Merced CHP Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision which occurred on northbound State Route 41 at River Falls Road. Officers from the Oakhurst Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) and medical emergency personnel responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 35-year-old male was riding a 1994 ...

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CHP to Swear in More Than 100 New Officers in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will graduate 128 new officers on Friday, June 10, in a ceremony at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. The graduating officers have completed 27 weeks of intense training in preparation for providing communities throughout California with the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security. CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray will be accompanied by ...

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Prescribed Burn on Highway 41 on June 1st

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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CHP Reminds the Public to Buckle Up Memorial Day Weekend

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — As the nation observes Memorial Day and honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, travel to gatherings with family and friends will dramatically increase vehicles on roadways during the holiday weekend. In an effort to make sure motorists obey the laws and reach their destinations safely, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will ...

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$2,000 Reward: Information Wanted by the Madera Area CHP

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MADERA — On May 10, 2022, at 11:35 a.m., there was a hit and run traffic crash resulting in one fatality on Avenue 9, just west of State Route 99 in Madera County. The California Highway Patrol Madera Area is seeking public assistance with the ongoing investigation into the identity of the driver of the 2005 – 2010 Volkswagen Jetta ...

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CHP Officers Honored at White House for Heroic Actions

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SACRAMENTO — Three California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice earlier today in Washington, D.C. The award presented to CHP Officers Ryan Smith, Vince Mendoza and retired CHP Officer Robert Paul is considered the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. ...

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Two-Vehicle Collision on State Route 41, North of Road 406

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MADERA — On May 16, 2022, at approximately 5:50 p.m., the California Highway Patrol Merced Communications Center (MCC) was notified of a two-vehicle collision which occurred on State Route 41 (SR-41), north of Road 406. Officers from the Madera area CHP and emergency personnel responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation by CHP has determined the following information: Guadalupe Olivia ...

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CHP Welcomes Nine New Additions to Their Canine Teams

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SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the graduation and deployment of nine new canine teams. After months of intensive training, the CHP certified its newest members during a ceremony at the CHP Academy’s Canine Training Facility. “These nine teams are joining an already astonishing unit that serves as a vital part of the Department in protecting the ...

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Remains of Missing Fresno Woman Found at Shaver Lake

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FRESNO COUNTY — On Friday, May 6, dental records of 37-year-old Samantha Tomlinson of Fresno were compared to skeletal remains found near Shaver Lake. The examination confirmed the identity to be that of Tomlinson. She was reported to Fresno Police as a missing person on Dec. 3, 2021, after she never returned home from a shopping trip. Shortly after the report ...

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