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C.H.P. Now Hiring

Bucking the recent trend, "Help Wanted" signs are hanging outside of CHP offices up and down the State.

C.H.P. Officer Tom Wills was KVML’s Thursday Newsmaker of the Day.

Wills says that the CHP is hiring new CHP Officers throughout California.

Wills adds that 80 percent of those who initially apply are washed out due to less than acceptable backgound checks or failure to pass the test. Regarding the former, Wills says that many are disqualified due to prior drug offenses. He labels it a "sign of the times."

Each new Officer will be assigned in a selected part of California and after one year that Officer may put in a request to work closer to his or her desired place.

As far as the C.H.P. Academy in West Sacramento is concerned, Wills says the toughtest part is its militaristic style and the physical training endured during the 27 week program. During their training cadets are paid approximately $4,000 a month. $100,000 is the total cost to the state of recruiting and training one C.H.P. cadet.

The Newsmaker of the Day can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.

Written by mark@mlode.com