AUGUSTA — Three Maine Department of Corrections Corporal K9 handlers and their K9 team members graduated on June 13, from the 14-week Patrol Canine (K-9) Team Certification/Recertification course at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

Patrol Canine Team Certification/Recertification is intensive training, as a team, in obedience, agility, tracking, officer protection, building search, article search, criminal apprehension and other related areas.

The MDOC graduates and their K9 team members are: Robert Bowen and Kane, serving at the Maine State Prison; Richard Greene and TJ, serving at the Maine State Prison, and Troy Hood and Gunner, serving at the Mountain View Youth Development Center.

Pictured above are Corrections Corporal Richard Greene and TJ during the graduation ceremony.

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