California Highway Patrol

‚ÄčCalifornia is comprised of culturally diverse people of all ages. Yet, we all have this in common: We all use roads and highways throughout the state to go places, conduct business, engage in commerce, or simply enjoy California's beauty. Help us do it safely! The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is actively working to reduce collision and fatality rates in California. Below are the programs designed to help promote safety and communication between California's diverse residents and the CHP. ‚Äč


The Purpose of the California Highway Patrol


The California Highway Patrol was created in 1929 to provide uniform traffic law enforcement throughout the state.  Assuring the safe, convenient and efficient transportation of people and goods on our highway system is still our primary purpose.