California: CHP Continues to Receive Increased Applications
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~ Sacramento, California - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has experienced a significant increase in applicants, with a 104% jump compared to 2022. This surge in interest has been seen since January 2024, with a total of 7,615 applications received.

Governor Gavin Newsom shared this update during a press conference today, highlighting the growing number of individuals looking to join the nation's largest public-facing state law enforcement agency. In the last four months alone, CHP has received more than 7,000 applications, surpassing the numbers from both 2023 and 2022 which saw 5,803 and 3,732 applications respectively during the same time period.

Governor Newsom expressed his appreciation for the dedication and commitment of CHP officers to public service and safety. He also encouraged more Californians to consider joining the force and continue building community-oriented bridges across the state.

CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee echoed this sentiment, stating that recruitment for the agency goes beyond filling vacant positions. It is about finding individuals who embody their professional values and are passionate about serving the public. The surge in interest reflects not only a desire to serve but also an understanding of the noble calling of policing.

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For those interested in joining CHP, there are currently opportunities available as more than 300 cadets have been sworn in as officers this year. To accommodate this high level of interest, multiple Academy classes are being held simultaneously for the first time in CHP's history. Three more classes are set to complete training by the end of this year, with the next graduation scheduled for July 12th, 2024.

With over 6,500 sworn officers assigned across California, CHP is proud to be the largest public-facing state law enforcement agency in the United States. This increase in applicants can be attributed to recent recruitment efforts and investments made by California since 2019 to fight crime, support local governments in hiring more police, and improve public safety.

As part of California's Real Public Safety Plan, the Governor announced the largest-ever investment to combat organized retail crime in state history in 2023. This includes a 310% increase in proactive operations targeting organized retail crime and special operations across the state to fight crime and improve public safety.

Individuals interested in joining CHP are encouraged to apply and register for an upcoming hiring seminar. With the goal of recruiting 1,000 new officers from diverse communities, CHP is committed to building a force that represents the diversity of California. So join today and be one of the new CHP officers ready to make a difference.

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