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SACRAMENTO — Sarah E. Mendoza from Hanford has successfully completed the 28-week cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy, officials said.

Mendoza graduated from Hanford High School in 2010 before earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Prior to attending the CHP Academy, she worked as an office manager at Oklahoma Health and Wellness in Weatherford.

Cadet training for Mendoza started with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism, ethics, cultural diversity, mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques.

Officials said training over the 28 weeks covered vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid and capture-and-arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Mendoza also received training in 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, officials said.

CHP said Mendoza was assigned to duty at the Humboldt, Willow Creek resident post.

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