We are honored to have Lieutenant Craig Root, Office Commander, and Quinn Cuthbertson, Public Information Officer, speak about the Placerville CHP, its programs and current traffic issues in El Dorado Hills. 

Lt. Root was raised in El Dorado Hills, graduating from Oak Ridge High School in 1987.  He followed his father’s foot steps by enlisting in the CHP.  He began his career in the Los Angeles area and moved throughout the state as he promoted.  In May of 2012, he was selected to run the Placerville area office.  He has been married for more than 20 years to his wife, Denise, and they have three children.

In 1999, Officer Quinn Cuthbertson began his CHP career in central Los Angeles.  After several moves, he transferred to the Placerville office in 2007.  In 2012, Officer Cuthbertson took over the duties as PIO (Public Information Officer), which allows him to become more involved with the media, public education and volunteer programs.  He and his wife of 13 years, Teresa, have two sons.