The officers and their dogs have spent the last fourteen weeks training in various locations and conditions across the state.
The new K-9 teams will be on patrol with area police departments, corrections officers, sheriffs departments and with the Maine State Police.
The teams will graduate on Friday morning at the Maine criminal justice academy in Vassalboro.
The teams are (from L to R in the photo on top of Cadillac Mt.)
Cumberland County Deputy Matt Tufts and “Cooper”
Kennebunk Police Officer Kaitlyn Sawyer and “Otto”
Trooper Zack Fancy and “Dutch”. from Troop A – York County
Trooper Hunter Belanger and “Dallas” from Troop D – Mid Coast Maine
Maine Corrections Officer Rick Greene and “Kai”
Trooper Adam Gould and “Keet” from Troop E – Penobscot-Piscataquis counties