In response to the deaths of six California Highway Patrol (CHP)
officers since last September, CHP officers from across the
state – including those in Santa Barbara County – underwent a
seldom-employed “welfare check” earlier this week. In what was
described by some as a virtual stand-down, all 108 command stations
in the state closed for a portion of time during a 48-hour period,
allowing officers and commanders to review safety policies and
procedures. Local CHP spokesperson Don Clotworthy explained that
the procedure – which began on Tuesday – wouldn’t affect policing
activity and described the meetings as a “much-needed open
discussion to just see how the officers are feeling.”


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.