SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol has received its highest number of applications in seven years, a news release from the office of the governor stated.

Applications increased 94% from January 2022 to January 2024, according to the release. The spike follows the CHP 1000 recruitment campaign and the release of the recruitment web series “Cadets,” which followed recruits as they trained to become CHP officers. The increase also comes amid rising salary requirements as CHP keeps pace with other agencies in the state.

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