CHP Kawasaki KZ1000P5

California Highway Patrol, Kawasaki Z1000P5


department: California Highway Patrol

brand: Kawasaki

model: KZ1000P5

Year: 1986

displ.: 998cc

owner: Jan


This Kawasaki KZ1000-P5 was offically taken in Service on 06-30-1986 by the California Highway Patrol. This bike was sold after being taken out of active service and found it’s way to the Netherlands.

After searching for a very long time it became clear in April '13: this bike was used by Officer Jerry (retired, unfortiunatly deceased in' 99) with unit no: 486 at the CHP Oakhurst area office (456) in Coarsegold CA.

4 cilinder DOHC engine, displacement: 998 cm³, 92 hp @ 8000 rpm.


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is a law enforcement agency of the U.S. state of California. The CHP has patrol jurisdiction over all California highways and can also act as the state police.


The California State Legislature established the California Highway Patrol as a branch of the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Public Works, with legislation signed by Governor C. C. Young on August 14, 1929. It was reestablished as a separate department by Governor Earl Warren in 1947. The CHP gradually assumed increased responsibility beyond the enforcement of the State Vehicle Act and eventually merged with the smaller California State Police in 1995.[3] It is currently organized as part of the California State Transportation Agency (CALSTA).

In addition to its highway patrol duties, the CHP also provides other services including protecting state buildings and facilities (most notably the California State Capitol) and bodyguarding state officials. The CHP also works with municipal law enforcement agencies, providing assistance in investigations, patrol, and other aspects of law enforcement.

The California Highway Patrol is the largest state police agency in the United States, with more than 10,500 employees, 7,200 of whom are sworn officers, according to FBI data.[1]   (source: wikipedia)


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