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Joe Farrow
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    Great pay!

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    Former Employee - Public Safety Dispatcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Public Safety Dispatcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CHP full-time (more than an year)


    The work is rather simple and routine once you learn the materials. Training is a year long and there are 2 phases. LOTS of overtime opportunities at great pay!


    It's a bureaucracy. Everything is chain of command and everyone wants to cover their own a**. Make sure that everything you do is within the "umbrella" what the CHP will protect or accept liability for. If you do any act outside of that umbrella, good luck! You're on your own. Another downside is that it's for 12 hour workdays. Get ready to get a gym membership or you'll increase your belt size by 200% in no time!

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    California Highway Patrol Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at CHP.

    Interview Details

    State Bureaucratic Process. 1-Apply when open. 2-Written Exam. 3-Physical. 4-Medical.
    5-Background Check. 6-Interview 7-Psycological Screening. 8- WAIT 24-48 MONTHS!
    9-Pass 27 week Academy.

    Interview Questions
    • None - Just know everything you can about the CHP and they will want you to regurgitate it to them. Basically memorize the CHP values / mission and seven points of the badge. Then answer honestly and use those points to align yourself with them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. State job. Everyone is paid the same based on rank and time employed regardless of performance, experience, training or work ethic.
    Accepted Offer
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Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1929
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The state mascot of California is the grizzly bear; an unofficial one for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) might be the duo Ponch and Jon, motorcycle-cops of the TV series "CHiPs." CHP is committed to preventing property damage, injuries, and (worse) loss of life on the state's roads. The agency's aim is to reduce the number of traffic collisions through law enforcement, public education, and highway engineering. CHP also offers emergency assistance, including disaster relief and lifesaving help. Established in 1929 by the state legislature, the agency's programs... More

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