SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) program is proud to unveil its newest graduating class of canines.
Along with one graduate from the University of California, Davis (UCD) Police Department, these new canines have successfully completed 11 intensive weeks of training, leading to their graduation.
Due to the pandemic, a traditional ceremony was not held, but CHP wants to acknowledge the hard work put-in by the teams as they are deployed throughout California.
CHP says the canines are used to support the Department’s mission of
providing Safety, Service, and Security to the public.
Among the graduates were four Belgian Malinois, one Dutch Shepherd, four German Shepherd Dogs, and one German Shorthair Pointer.
“The 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.”
The CHP officers represent seven different geographical regions,
The officers represent the following CHP Divisions: Northern, Valley, Golden Gate, Border, Coastal, Inland, and Protective Services.