CHP Canine Academy Graduation Adds Three Police Dogs to Golden Gate Division, Serving the Bay Area

July 26, 2014 10:04 am · 5 comments



On Friday, July 25, 2014, eight CHP canines joined the ranks of the California Highway Patrol. Their graduation marked the end of an intensive 11-week training course, and three of these canines and their handlers have been assigned to serve the Golden Gate Division, which covers the nine Bay Area counties.

The CHP Canine Academy pairs a canine with an experienced officer, and puts them through 440 hours of intensive training in criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. The training program meets all guidelines specified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. After graduation, the canine and handler are paired for the entirety of the canine’s career. The teams continue training even after graduation, and are required to train together at least eight hours per week.

“Our CHP Canine teams are essential to our efforts of providing the Bay Area with the highest level of Safety, Service and Security,” said Chief Avery Browne. “I am honored to be the commander of such dedicated officers and loyal canines.”

The CHP Canine training program is funded entirely through monies seized from criminal operations, under Federal and State asset forfeiture laws. Currently, the CHP has over 40 canine teams deployed throughout California, with six assigned to Golden Gate Division. These canine teams are trained not only for criminal apprehension and narcotics detection, but also for the detection of explosives.

PhilthyPHRESH July 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Is that a boxer with tail?

bumper morgan July 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM


Connie Dobbs July 26, 2014 at 6:50 PM

#5 …Until they take your cool stuff.

anon July 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM

awesome! go k9

@connie July 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Unlike you, I know something about civil forfeitures. Any system, from the Catholic Church to judges to legislatures have crooks. Any system has failures, including doctors that kill people. Have there been unjust seizures ? Yes. Just like there have been unjust convictions. Doesn’t mean we throw out the whole system because it’s not perfect.

When you see a guy with three keys of cocaine and $75,000 what should happen to the money? How about a gang banger headed to Mexico with a smuggling record and$900,000 hidden in a Bronco. Says it’s not his.Think that was his college money he was transporting?

Fact is that there is a hearing before the assets are seized. The crooks are given notice and have the right to an attorney at the hearing. Of course the DA or AUSA can ask them questions under oath so guess what happens? They skip the hearing and beat feet .

So no ,I’m not worried about losing any “Cool stuff”

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