Explore A Career in Law Enforcement

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorer Program

Cal.Highway Patrol Ben Baker 

The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Explorer Program is to develop young people into responsible and productive citizens through discipline and a commitment to serving their community.

The CHP Explorer Program offers a unique and challenging opportunity to young men and women to become an integral part of the Department's operations, and experience what a career in law enforcement would be like.

Successful completion of the Explorer Program can open many doors and present many opportunities for the youth of tomorrow, especially for an Explorer who is planning to make the CHP a career.       

Activities include:

  • Ride along with officers in the field.
  • Driving Under the Influence checkpoints.
  • CHiP's for kids.
  • Assist with clerical duties at the Area office.
  • Explorer competitions.
  • Physical fitness training.
  • Medical training.
  • Community service.
  • Organize fundraisers.
  • Explorer meetings.
  • Traffic control.

All Explorer applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 15-21
  • Have no felony arrests or convictions
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average (GPA)
  • No drug or alcohol use
  • Be in good standing with their school, work, and family

 Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Officer A. Chen or Sergeant M. Salinas at (909) 867-2791.