JOBS: CHP to Open Four Day Application Period for Officer Candidates

The agency will only accept applications for four days beginning July 7.

Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
The following is a news release from the California Highway Patrol: 

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications in July from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets froma pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.

“We are looking for members of our communities to join one of the most well-known law enforcement agencies in the world,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The CHP is looking for men and women who represent the diverse communities that we serve to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.”

Applications will only be accepted online during a four-day period beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 7, and ending at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014. This brief application period marks the first time this year the CHP has accepted applications. Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit www.chpcareers.com.

“A life with the CHP is a career, not a job,” added Commissioner Farrow. “We invite all interested members of our communities to apply during the four day application period.”

Minimum qualifications for candidates include: must be 20-35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions, and be a high school graduate. Each applicant will be required to complete the entire testing process including a physical ability test, written test, background investigation,medical/vision evaluation, and psychological evaluation.

All components of the testing process as well as an applicant study guide and practice test can be found online atwww.chpcareers.com. Be sure to visit the CHP’s recruitment Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chp.recruiting.

sluggo June 05, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Andy, I read the phrase as a simple encouragement to minorities to apply. Apparently the CHP wants their workforce to be representative of the population as a whole. I suspect that if we were to quantify the current CHP workforce in terms of race/gender, we'd find it skewed toward white males. The historical applicant base is probably white male as well. Both wags, but I'd take a bet. Anyways, encourage a larger more diverse pool of applicants. More is better. Nothing wrong with that, though I think the best person (almost said 'man') should get the job.
Tennickly June 05, 2014 at 03:56 PM
I thought about becoming a cop so I could be above the law and just do whatever I want.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 05, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Well the good news is, the more people who apply, the larger the applicant supply, and the lower the costs (and their salaries) to the taxpayers. This is why racism and sexism in the workplace is a myth. Employers don't want to eliminate a sector of the applicant pool. And, no company/corporation is going to risk lawsuits for discrimination. There are plenty of watchdogs, lawyers, and bimbo HR women keeping a bean counting eye on who is hired and hiring metrics. If women/minorities truly earned less than white males, why would any company hire white males?
Tray June 08, 2014 at 12:58 AM
I took the CHP test in early eighties, Its not that hard if your a white male because we passed H.S. And back then most of us played sports, not much gamers back then, I thought about joining but the though of seeing negatives everyday wasn't for me.


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