CHP Wants To Hear from Orcutt
From traffic concerns to car seat inspections, California Highway Patrol officer Efrem Moore’s mission is to keep the community safe and informed.
In June, Moore became the CHP’s first full-
“I have a wide range of knowledge of the CHP and what we do,” he explained.
Orcutt falls under Moore’s jurisdiction, where the CHP have a large presence with officers patrolling, issuing citations and responding to accidents.
“Orcutt is our responsibility. We are out there as much as possible,” he said.
The heavy traffic and high speeds on Union Valley Parkway is one issue the CHP have recognized and tried to rectify in recent years.
“We have heard complaints and witnessed numerous accidents at that location,” Moore said.
As a result, the CHP sent information to Caltrans to work on a solution. Last year, the southbound Highway 101 off-
He encourages Orcutt residents to report traffic concerns and reach out to learn more about safe driving habits. Moore also offers presentations to businesses to provide employees with tools to get through an active shooter situation.
“We just want to be here for the public,” he said. “To hear their concerns and take action on them.”
To share concerns or schedule an informational session, call the Santa Maria CHP office at 349-
Jamie Guista reporting