WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nickolas B. Andrews of Rio Linda, Calif., has successfully completed the 28-week cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s San Francisco Area office.
Officer Andrews is a 2011 graduate of Rio Linda High School. He also studied criminal justice at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, he was employed as an apprentice fire sprinkler fitter with Western States Fire Protection Co. in Sacramento, Calif.
Cadet training for Officer Andrews started with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity, and included mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. Training over the 28 weeks covered vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, and capture-and-arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Officer Andrews also received training in 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.
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.