Abraham Peterson, Adrian Aguilar sworn in as CHP officers
Two local men have been sworn in as California Highway Patrol Officers.
Abraham Peterson of Porterville and Adrian Aguilar of Strathmore, successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy and have been assigned to duty.
Peterson, a 1998 graduate of Monache High School, who also attended Barstow Community College, has been assigned to the CHP South Los Angeles Area office.
Peterson served 10 years with the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. Prior to the CHP, he worked as a safety coordinator for Setton Pistachio in Terra Bella.
Aguilar, a 2004 graduate of Granite Hills High School, who also attended California State University, Bakersfield and studied physical education and kinesiology, with a concentration in exercise science, has been assigned to the CHP Garberville Area office, Laytonville Resident Post. Prior to joining CHP, Aguilar worked as a cashier.
Cadet training for both officers 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.