Seven dog and their handlers graduated during a ceremony on Thursday morning.
After 15 weeks of training, these K9s became part of the 187th Patrol Canine graduation class after a ceremony at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden around 10 a.m.
“Canines not only protect their handlers. They help find evidence, missing people. They do a variety of things and they are invaluable," Connecticut State Police Trooper Kelly Grant said.
Police said these German Shepherds were trained in the following areas:
The K9s have been assigned to the following departments:
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