Five canines graduated Friday from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.
The dogs and their handlers trained together for 10 weeks to earn "Police Service Dog" certification by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council. Each canine mastered narcotic detection, tracking apprehension, or both.
The list includes canine "Roo" and Officer Matthew L. Shipley of the Chillicothe Police.
Roo was purchased by a 13-year-old from Chillicothe who started a non-profit to raise money for her community.