This news release was issued by the California Highway Patrol . The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will hold a graduation ceremony for four canines and their handlers on November 10, 2016, at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. This is the first canine graduation in 2016 for canines trained in criminal apprehension and explosives detection. The four canines and their handlers completed 15 weeks of intensive training at the CHP Academy. The CHP officers represent four different geographical regions, statewide. WHO: Scott Silsbee, Assistant Commissioner, Field, California Highway Patrol Four CHP canine handlers and their dogs from throughout California WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016. Graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. WHERE: CHP Academy, Canine Training Facility, 3500 Reed Avenue, West Sacramento VISUALS: Demonstrations by the dogs and their handlers. The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.