Sven Miller, CommanderOffice of Community Outreach & Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran CladerDirector of Communications(916) 843-3310
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is
proud to announce the graduation and deployment of nine CHP canine teams, along
with one canine team from the University of California, Davis Police
Department. The certification of the new
canine teams follows 400-600 hours of training.
the current health crisis, the traditional graduation ceremony and skills
demonstration was not held, but the Department does want to acknowledge the
hard work and commitment of the teams, while sharing the news of their
successful certification with the public as they begin deploying to communities
throughout the state.
addition of these highly specialized teams to our existing canine units is a
win for the people of California,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “Sending more handlers and their canine
partners to patrol throughout the state, following their intensive training,
will undoubtedly make a positive impact on public and officer safety.”
is the second of two graduations in 2020 for canines trained in handler protection and narcotics detection, handler
protection and explosive detection, or explosive detection only. The canine teams complete between 10 and 15
weeks of intensive training at the CHP Academy, depending on their specialty. The CHP officers represent seven different
geographical regions, statewide.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and
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