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Ceres resident Anthony Bond becomes new CHP officer
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Ceres resident Anthony Bond was the valedictorian in his graduating class to become a California Highway Patrolman. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

A Ceres resident Anthony Bond has successfully completed the 28-week cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy. He has been assigned to duty at the CHP's Redwood City Area office.

Officer Bond is a 2002 graduate of Turlock High School. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, he was employed as an electrician at Central Valley Electric in Modesto.

Cadet training for Officer Bond started with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity, and included mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. 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. Bond 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.
Bond was also named as valedictorian of the 100-member class.