Lake County News, Calif. – CHP Promotes 142 Cadets to Officer Rank; two new officers headed to Lake County

The 142 new California Highway Patrol officers graduated from CHP Academy on Friday, February 4, 2022. Photo courtesy of CHP.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — The California Highway Patrol’s 142 new officers graduated from CHP Academy on Friday and, following the swearing-in ceremony, received their badges after 27 weeks of training.

Two of the cadets were assigned to the Clear Lake area office, Officer Zachary Cornell and Officer Jared Wade, CHP spokesman Jaime Coffee said.

Coffee said the two new officers will report for duty in Lake County on Monday, February 14.

As family and friends watched, each cadet was promoted to officer rank and took their first steps as a new advocate for the law in California.

“I am proud to know that these women and men will be deployed across our great state to serve the people of California,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “These new officers have answered the call and are embarking on a long tradition of service.”

The final class of CHP cadets as they graduate on Friday, February 4, 2022. Photo courtesy of CHP.

At CHP Academy, cadet training begins with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity. Cadets also receive instruction in mental illness intervention and crisis intervention techniques.

The training also covers vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid and apprehending suspected offenders, including those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Cadets also receive training in traffic control, report writing, stolen vehicle recovery, motorist assistance, issuing citations, handling emergency scenes, and knowledge of various codes, including the California Vehicle Code, Penal Code, and Health and Safety Code.

Upon graduation, this class of officers will report for duty at one of the 103 CHP area offices in the state.

For more information on how to become a CHP agent, or to apply, visit the CHP website.

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Amanda Ray inspecting cadets during graduation Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Photo courtesy of CHP.

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