THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (SANTA ROSA) -- His new role puts him in charge of 76 officers tasked with patrolling the county’s highways and unincorporated roads, a jurisdiction that stretches over most of the 1,768-square-mile region. Sonoma Valley east of Trinity Road is covered by the Napa California Highway Patrol.
Wolfe, who grew up in northern Santa Barbara County, began his career with the CHP shortly after graduating in 1993 from San Francisco State University, where he studied English and minored in Criminal Justice Studies. His aim was to become a professor or lawyer, but he said he changed his mind when he discovered he wanted to work in public service. The shift prompted him to seek out jobs in law enforcement, and the CHP ended up being a good fit, he said.