California Sees Significant Increase in Applications to Join CHP
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SACRAMENTO ~ Sacramento - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has reported a significant increase in the number of job applications, amidst hiring difficulties faced by many law enforcement agencies across the country. According to recent data, January 2024 saw the highest number of monthly applications in seven years, with a 94% increase compared to January 2022.

This surge in interest can be attributed to the launch of the CHP 1000 recruitment campaign and other recent recruitment efforts and hiring investments. These include a new recruitment web series called "Cadets" and an online hiring seminar scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Governor Gavin Newsom praised the CHP's successful recruitment efforts, stating that it speaks to the quality of the agency. He encouraged all Californians who wish to serve their diverse state to visit and answer the call.

CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee also expressed his satisfaction with the increase in applications, stating that it is encouraging for the agency. To accommodate this surge of interest, the CHP has been holding three Academy classes simultaneously for the first time in its history.

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The CHP is committed to identifying and recruiting qualified candidates who represent California's diverse demographic makeup. Currently, there are 332 cadets in training, and next month a new class of over 100 cadets is expected to graduate from the CHP Academy.

As part of California's $1.1 billion investment to improve public safety, in 2022, CHP launched a multi-year recruitment campaign to fill 1,000 officer positions by hiring individuals from diverse communities within California. The state has also announced plans for a new legislation that will expand criminal penalties and provide more tools for law enforcement agencies to combat theft and organized crime.

In addition, Governor Newsom announced an annual 310% increase in proactive operations targeting organized retail crime as part of California's Real Public Safety Plan in 2023. This will be the largest-ever investment to combat organized retail crime in the state's history.

The CHP is the largest public-facing state law enforcement agency in the United States, with over 6,500 sworn officers assigned across California. With the current surge in job applications, the agency is looking for qualified individuals to join their ranks and make a difference in safeguarding California's roadways and communities.

Interested individuals can apply today and be one of the 1,000 new CHP officers ready to serve their state. For more information on how to become a CHP officer, visit their website at www.chpmadefor

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