Listen: Jason Daughrity, Captain, Field Support Section, CHP
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) held a graduation ceremony for seven canines and their handlers on January 10, 2020, at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. This is the first 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 five different geographical regions, statewide.