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Stanislaus County Sheriff Department
250 E Hackett Rd
Modesto, CA 95358
P. (209) 525-7115

Our Department exists for no other purpose than to protect and serve our community.  We welcome your comments about our services.  We would also urge you to become better acquainted with your Sheriff’s Department. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance.



We, the members of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department are dedicated to serve and protect the community through the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct by ENFORCEMENT, PREVENTION and EDUCATION in partnership with the community.


California Highway Patrol — Central Division
4030 Kiernan Ave
Modesto, CA 95356
P. (209) 545-7440

Central Division encompasses the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and serves as the gateway for two spectacular national parks, Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon. The valley is the world’s richest agricultural area,and the CHP’s traffic enforcement responsibilities reflect agriculture’s impact.

Two long freeway segments run the flat length of the Division: a 244-milestretch of State Route 99 and a 275-mile stretch of Interstate 5. Dust storms and dense winter fog can create dangerous road conditions and travelers should be constantly alert and ready to react to those situations. To enhance the safety of driving in low visibility situations, CHP vehicles may be seen”pacing” small groups of freeway traffic by using their emergency lights when visibility is 500 feet or less. State of the art low visibility detection equipment, warnings on changeable message signs and use of the Emergency Alert System are also utilized to ensure driving safety during adverse weather conditions. The south end of the Division is highlighted by the Grapevine; the portion of Interstate 5 that the climbs out of the Central Valley and then descends into the Los Angeles basin. High winds cause adverse driving conditions and snow can close this main transportation corridor between northern and southern California during the winter months.

CHP Programs:
All CHP Programs
Community Programs
Youth Services
IMPACT Teen Drivers
Senior Programs
Impaired Driving Unit
Every 15 Minutes
California Motorcyclist Safety