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CHP announces new canine units

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Posted at 10:35 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 13:49:14-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol recently announced the deployment of nine new CHP canine teams. The canine teams underwent over 400 hours of extensive training.

The teams were trained in narcotics and explosive detection, as well as handler protection.

“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.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a traditional graduation ceremony and skills demonstration was not held.