Category Archives: CHP

CHP Looking for Volunteer Seniors: Feb. 14 at 10 am

VSPFebruary 8: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) branch in Mojave is looking for motivated, community-minded seniors to participate in the Senior Volunteer Program (SVP). CHP will be hosting an orientation and informational-meeting at the CHP Office in Mojave, just east of the Mariah Inn, on February 14th at 10:00 am. Eligible volunteers must be 55 years old, with a clean driving record, and able to pass a background check. Volunteers typically perform a variety of duties that include administrative functions, participation in community events, directing traffic, and assisting officers as needed. They can also ride along with officers, serving as an extra set of eyes in search of vehicle code violations.

CHP MojaveThe Mojave Foundation is proud to have helped stand up a volunteer police squad in Mojave through Kern County Sheriff’s Citizen Service Unit (CSU), and we will enthusiastically support establishing another volunteer unit through CHP. The Senior Volunteer Program offers a slightly different volunteer experience, geared specifically for seniors, and offers another dimension of citizen participation in law-enforcement. Safety and security are our primary concerns, and the SVP is another opportunity to increase the connectivity between law-enforcement and the community in Mojave. For questions about the SVP, contact Darlena Dotson at (661) 823-5500, or email at dardotson@chp.ca.gov.

CHP Seeks Volunteers

The California Highway Patrol Mojave Area Office is looking for a few good men and women willing to give something back to their community. The Mojave area is now recruiting people 55 and older who will contribute volunteer time to the Mojave Area office. Lt. Julian Irigoyen, Commander of the Mojave Area CHP office, said he is seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteers. The Lieutenant is looking for quality, motivated individuals that want to give back to their community in a positive way.

The volunteers perform a variety of duties that include administrative functions, participation in community events, directing traffic, and assisting officers as needed. They can also ride along with officers, serving as an extra set of eyes in search of vehicle code violations. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check, have a good driving record, and successfully complete an in house academy. Anyone interested in finding out more about this program may call Officer Darlena Dotson @ (661) 823-5500 or email dardotson@chp.ca.gov.

The Mojave Foundation strongly encourages residents to get involved with CHP, and donating our time is the best way to increase the connectivity between law enforcement and the community. Volunteers are still the best way to improve safety and security in Mojave.