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An Inside Look at CHP Training

An Inside Look at CHP Training

SACRAMENTO -- Do you have what it takes to be a California Highway Patrol Officer? The CHP is looking for new applicants.

And if you get the initial nod you will go through one of the most strenuous academies in the country. KFBK's Mike Simpson spent a whole day there.


CHP Media Boot Camp, is just a taste of what cadets face over a 27-week training.

Typically, 30 to 40 percent drop out of the program before completion, Officer Raul Gonzales said.

Gonazles took Simpson through a workout, an obstacle course, and firearms training. How was it? Brutal, but he made it through.

[ Check out PHOTOS from Mike's CHP Training ]

If you earn a CHP badge, you stand out as one of the best officers in the country, Gonzales said.

The agency will be accepting online applications during a three-day period beginning Sept. 12, and ending Saturday, Sept. 14. To qualify you need to be between 20 and 35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convcitions and be a high school graduate.

Each applicant will be required to complete a written test, physical test, panel interview and psychological examiniation before gaining entrance into the academy.

Check out video from the training session.

 

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