- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at CHP full-time (More than 10 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
#1 it is very rewarding. you help a lot of people, make a lot of friends. help the public when they most need you, when their world is turned upside down. The pay is great too but that is not why i do it!
It is dangerous, but so is walking down the street. A lot of negative media for the job in general but overall you get a lot of support from the public.
Advice to Management
It is a great career with a lot of stress. The management does help ease some of that stress by guiding you in tough times. do the right thing, lead by example!
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 12+ months – interviewed at CHP (Sacramento, CA).
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.
- 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
No negotiation. State job. Everyone is paid the same based on rank and time employed regardless of performance, experience, training or work ethic.
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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...