CSHA State Patrol Applicant Information:
1. Interested persons/ recruits can fill out an application with the State Patrol
2. Upon completing the application and meeting the background requirements (i.e. references submitted) your application will be processed if accepted.
a. Members who are not already Individual Members in CSHA will have to join as such upon acceptance. To State Patrol.
b. See membership requirements By laws 4.0, sub section 4.5
3. During the first year member applicants will have to complete the CPR and First Aids requirements.
a. If the member already possess a current CPR and First Aid card(s) those will be copied and forwarded to the CSHA Office and Deputy Chief and/or Senior State Patrol Officer
b. You will carry those on your person at all CSHA events you are working.
4. Member applicants having completed # 1, #2 and #3 will be listed as Probationary State Patrol Members
a. During the Probationary period of 1 year the patrol member shall work any of the regularly scheduled State Events as assigned by the Deputy Chief or Senior Patrol Officer Said Probationary members will wear the designated uniform of the State Patrol and present themselves at assigned duty times.
b. Events for State Patrol participation: CSHA State Parade, Horse Expo Pomona and/or Sacramento, Show of Champions, CSHA Annual Convention.
c. Any additional events as requested and approved. E.g. Coto Cup-Woodside Drill event, Region 5 Spring Stampede, Ability First (So. Cal).
5. Once the Patrol Member has satisfactorily participated in a working capacity at the state events occurring during their probationary period they can become eligible to be sworn in as regular State Patrol members.
a. During the probationary period it will be the State Patrol’s responsibility to provide the further training that is necessary to hold the regular position e.g. Equine First Aid, Conflict resolution, etc.
b. The Training officer(s) will provide information for a complete understanding of the member’s position and responsibility regarding the Liability for CSHA and their conduct as it reflects on this patrol membership status
c. Instructions for writing accident and Incident reports will be given with emphasis on complete information, times, dates and parties involved and witness statements.
7. Upon recommendation from the Deputy Chief the Probationary Patrol Member will be sworn in and issued a State Patrol Badge.
a. Swearing in should take place at a regularly scheduled Quarterly CSHA meeting or the Annual Convention, if possible.
b. All members will sign a Code of Ethics statements and well as for receipt of the State Patrol Rules and Regulations, and a copy of the State Patrol Program rules.