California Highway Patrol
Special to the Express
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Woodland Area office is looking for motivated citizens who want to give something back to their community as Senior Volunteers. Senior Volunteers assist in both administrative and field capacities.
The objectives of the CHP Senior Volunteer Program are: To assist the CHP in providing enhanced public service to the community, to provide an opportunity for senior citizens to make a definitive contribution toward improving public safety and service, and to instill among participating volunteers an understanding and appreciation of the justice system, human relations, and ethics in the field of law enforcement.
Administrative functions include filing, data entry, photocopying, answering phones, and assisting the Watch Officer at the front desk. Field functions include working at community events, school safety patrol, and shuttle vehicles/equipment. Senior Volunteers drive marked CHP vehicles, in uniform while performing field duties. Volunteers attend shift briefings and occasionally ride along with officers.
To become a Senior Volunteer the applicant must be 55 years and older, can work a minimum of four hours per week, pass a background check, have a good driving record, and complete the California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer training program. Citizens interested in the program may call Officer Rodney Fitzhugh at 530-0662-4685.