CHP heading to Morocco for overseas assignment

They are on a mission with the U.S. State Department

By PoliceOne Staff

SACRAMENTO  — The California Highway Patrol is heading overseas to Morocco to learn from local police, KCRA reported.

They are on a mission with the U.S. State Department.

 “It's really an honor and a privilege to be selected by them,” Josh Ehlers, a captain with the CHP, told the news site.

The group will work closely with the Moroccan National Police on community outreach, including social media management and holding events for the public.

"We're a good partner for the Moroccans because their national police organization is similar in size and scope to ours, the population of Morocco is similar and we patrol geographic areas that are very similar,” Ehlers said.

Last year, CHP went to Ukraine to help train the national police.

All costs will be reimbursed by the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

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