Steve Mills
California Highway Patrol
Employment Background: Steve has been with the California Highway Patrol for 21 years. From May 1994 to May 2003, Steve was a patrol officer working various locations. He started his career in the famed Central Los Angeles CHP office, transferring to the Sonoma County office in Santa Rosa in 1996. In 1998 he transferred to the Colusa County CHP office in Williams, north of Sacramento, where he stayed until landing a posting as an instructor at the CHP Academy in 2002.  Steve promoted to Sergeant in May, 2003, and remained at the CHP Academy as an instructor until June, 2005.  Steve spent the next three years as a patrol sergeant working again in Santa Rosa and in Williams until promoting to lieutenant in September, 2008.

Following his promotion to lieutenant, Steve transferred to the CHP office in Contra Costa County as the Field Operations Officer. The Field Operations Officer oversees the deployment of officers and sergeants to patrol and handles all critical incidents arising from patrol operations. In October, 2009, Steve was selected to serve as the administrative lieutenant for the Golden Gate Division office; the Division office commands the 12 CHP field offices that make up the CHP’s presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2011, he returned to the CHP Academy as the Tactical Training Program Manager overseeing cadet and departmental training in the areas of Emergency Vehicle Operations, motorcycle training, firearms training, physical fitness, enforcement tactics and advanced officer safety tactics training for the entire department.

Steve remained at the CHP Academy until August 2013 when he was promoted to Captain and took command of CHP Fleet Operations Section. Fleet Operations Section is responsible for the acquisition, equipping and managing of the Department’s fleet of vehicles. This includes enforcement sedans and utilities, motorcycles, trucks, emergency response command posts, motor carrier inspection vans, pool, command and training vehicles.
Educational Background: Steve attended Oregon State University and Butte Community College majoring in Public Administration Management. He is a graduate of the 254th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Steve enjoys motorcycling, automotive repair and modification and home improvement.
Fleet Size Fleet Personnel Lease/Own
Cars Trucks SUVs Vans Total Units
2796 339 161 301 3597 85 Own

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