Capt. Jason Penner named top cop at CHP’s Temecula Area office

New Temecula area CHP Capt. Jason Penner. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The California Highway Patrol’s Temecula Area office has a new face in charge. Capt. Jason Penner comes to Temecula March 11, after running the CHP’s El Cajon office. Penner has extensive experience as a CHP officer in various parts of the state. He’s worked in El Centro, Santa Cruz, San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside and other cities in various jobs, having worked his way up through the ranks and serving as a lieutenant for the auto theft unit before being promoted to captain. But he’s not actually a native Californian – in fact, he’s a Canadian, born and raised in Invermere, British Columbia. Penner said he’d always dreamed of coming to California after visiting at the age of 13.Seeing Disneyland and the sunny weather “just confirmed everything I thoug
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