The California Highway Patrol is taking accept applications from individuals interested in a career as an officer.
Cadets will be selected from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state, officials said.
“Working for the Californian Highway Patrol is about making a commitment to public service and improving the wellbeing of our state,” said California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly through a written news release. “This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that makes California communities safer while providing for the greater good.”
“The CHP is one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow through a new release. “This is your opportunity to serve among California’s finest while providing the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.”
Applications are being accepted starting at 7 a.m. on Sept. 12 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2013.
This brief application period marks the second time in three years the CHP has accepted applications officials wrote.
Officers encourage anyone interested in applying, or seeking additional information to visit the CHP’s website.
Minimum qualifications for candidates:
- Must be 20-35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions
- Be a high school graduate
- Applicant will be required to complete a written test, a physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation, and psychological evaluation
- Applicants who tested after January 1, 2013, and passed the written exam will be eligible to waive the written examination for this testing cycle.
- Applicants who are eligible to waive must still apply during the three-day application period.
An applicant study guide and practice test can be found online.
-- Patch Staff