42. The California Highway Patrol

There are many law enforcement agencies in the States, and especially in California. Some of the agencies in Southern California are the Los Angeles Department, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. of these police forces are some of the in the country. They handle a full-range of duties ranging from traffic citations to murder, rape, robbery cases. There are also a number of police agencies operating side-by-side with the LAPD and .A. County Sheriff's Department. Cities, such as Monterey Park, their own police force, while smaller cities depend the Sheriff's Department for their law enforcement needs. of the unique nature of the state, California the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP, as it usually called, is a police agency that is with patrolling the vast number of freeway miles exist in California. The state was built during time of great mobility after the advent of personal vehicle. Because of this, the state has freeway miles than any other state in the States with the exception of Texas. However, California the most licensed drivers, and by far, the registered vehicles. This made it necessary to create police force dedicated to its highways.

CHP officers endowed with the same powers other police officers . However, they do not have a crime investigation for any offense other than traffic-related crimes. Whenever CHP first responds to a crime that is traffic-related, its officers perform the same duties a officer does. It then turns investigations over to LAPD, or Sheriff's office depending on the location the crime. The CHP has a long, and history. Many young Californians, both male and female, attracted to the CHP, and enroll into its in Sacramento, the state's capital.