Robert Rich of Escalon has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training counseling at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s San Francisco Area office.
Officer Rich is a 1997 graduate of East Union High School in Manteca. Prior to joining the CHP, he worked as a concrete contractor.
Cadet training for Officer Rich included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension, and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training at the CHP Academy also included traffic control, report writing, recovery of stolen vehicles, assisting the motoring public, issuing citations, emergency scene management, and knowledge of various codes including the Vehicle Code, Penal Code, and Health and Safety Code.