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CHP is not stopping motorists to enforce Shelter at Home order 

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I would like to take a moment to clear up a rumor that the CHP is making enforcement stops asking people why they are on the road and then issuing citations if they didn’t feel the reason was valid. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The Governor has not asked law enforcement to enforce the statewide stay at home order. In an effort to preserve public health and safety of all Californians, the hope is that people will self-regulate their behavior and home isolate, protect themselves, and go about only the “essential” activities using social distancing.

We will continue to assist our allied agency partners as needed, but the mission of the CHP remains unchanged. We will continue to patrol the highways, respond to all traffic collisions, provide services to motorists, and take appropriate enforcement action when a violation is observed. As always, motorists should obey traffic laws and not drive distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

True, some portions of our operations have been somewhat challenging amid the added responsibilities associated with the COVID-19 health emergency, but The CHP will continue to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the public.

An update of the office operations, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, our front lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need a vehicle release, citation sign-off or need to obtain a traffic crash report, please (805) 434-1822 and our office personnel will assist you.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at the same number (805) 434-1822.

Thank you,

Lt. Kevin Coomer
Templeton Area Commander, CHP

Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis affirms goal of voluntary compliance

Although the amended San Luis Obispo County Shelter at Home order gives local law enforcement the ability to enforce it, authorities are seeking voluntary cooperation from the public.

Paso Robles Police Chief Ty Lewis this week described the police department’s “current posture of seeking willful community compliance.”

The county chief executive established a phone line for residents to report businesses operating out of compliance. Click here for the story.



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