For The Madera Tribune
Officer Steven Demoss.
Steven Demoss of Oakhurst has completed the cadet-training course at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy. Following a course of instruction that lasted more than six months, he is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Redwood City Area office.
Officer Demoss graduated from Yosemite High School in Oakhurst in 2006. He also attended Oakhurst Community College. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, he worked as a security officer at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno.
Cadet training for Officer Demoss started with nobility in policing, leadership, professionalism and ethics, and cultural diversity, and included mental illness response and crisis intervention techniques. The course 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. Officer Demoss 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.