THP graduates new explosive detecting canine teams

THP graduates new explosive detecting canine teams

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Seven new canine teams graduated Friday from a Tennessee Highway Patrol program on explosive detection at a special ceremony in Nashville. (source: THP) Seven new canine teams graduated Friday from a Tennessee Highway Patrol program on explosive detection at a special ceremony in Nashville. (source: THP)

NASHVILLE (WATE) - Seven new canine teams graduated Friday from a Tennessee Highway Patrol program on explosive detection at a special ceremony in Nashville.

The six-week training course focused on teaching the canines to assist their handlers in the detection of explosive materials.

The dogs are taught to demonstrate a passive response by sitting when explosive substances are discovered.

The graduating teams were presented with a certificate and badge at the ceremony.

With the addition of the new graduates, THP now has 31 canines, including 12 drug detectors, 10 explosive detectors, seven on road patrol, and a cadaver and tracking dog. 

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