How do I contact CHP?

If you’d like to talk to someone in regards to a non-emergency situation, please call 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247). Use this number if you have questions, would like to relay some information, or just need information from the CHP.

How do I report road hazards in California?

Call us at 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247) for non-emergency purposes, like accident reports, tow questions, CHP office locations, vehicle theft tips, community outreach programs. CHP has personnel that answers the 1-800-TELL-CHP telephone number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How long does CHP keep?

3 years
The command will log the date the response and/or records are delivered to the requester on the CHP 520. The CHP 370C form and the PRU’s response shall be retained in the command’s files for 3 years, per the records retention schedule (refer to Chapter 11, Records Management, of this manual).

How do you call the police in California?

In case of an emergency, telephone 911. An emergency is a situation that threatens human life or property and demands immediate attention.

How do I complain about CHP?

File a Complaint Against a California Highway Patrol Officer

  1. You have a right to make a compaint agaisnt a highway patrol officer for any police misconduct. Fill out this form to file a complaint.
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What happens when you report a reckless driver California?

What Happens When You Report a Reckless Driver? When you report a reckless driver to the California Highway Patrol, if you provide enough information, they may choose to issue a warning letter to the driver. The driver would not receive a citation unless an officer witnessed the incident.

Can you become a CHP officer with a DUI?

Therefore, if you were convicted of a felony DUI, you can’t become a cop. However, if you were charged with a felony that was reduced to a misdemeanor, found not guilty or found guilty of a misdemeanor offense, it is possible become a police officer.

Can CHP officers have tattoos?

Many applicants and current officers have tattoos, but they must adhere to our policy which is: all uniformed employees and cadets are prohibited from displaying any body art, tattoo(s), brand(s), intentional scarring, mutilation, or dental ornamentation while on duty or representing the CHP in any official capacity.

Does CHP require polygraph?

The California Highway Patrol here doesn’t use the polygraph, officer Greg Williams said. Instead they use Voice Stress Analysis, which is lie-detection technology that is newer than the polygraph, but also controversial. It records stress responses in the human voice.