CHP graduate: Michael Tippett |

CHP graduate: Michael Tippett

Michael Tippett of Grass Valley has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s South Los Angeles Area office.

Officer Tippett was a 1993 graduate of Christian Encounter High School in Grass Valley. He attended Sierra College in Rocklin and studied general studies. He served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and attained the rank of sergeant. He worked as a maintenance supervisor prior to joining the CHP.

Cadet training for Officer Tippett 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.

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