CHP seeks officer candidates during three-day application period

California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications throughout September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.
The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.
“Working for the Californian Highway Patrol is about making a commitment to public service and improving the well-being of our state,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly. “This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that makes California communities safer while providing for the greater good.”
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 written test, physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation and psychological evaluation.
Applications will only be accepted online during a three-day period beginning at 7 a.m. Sept.12 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 14. This brief application period marks the second time in three years the CHP has accepted applications. Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit

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