COLUMBUS – Five canines graduated Friday from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. The canines 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.
Canine Handler Agency
Roo Officer Matthew L. Shipley Chillicothe Police Department
Tina Officer Matthew W. Jackson Riverside Police Department
Benzo Trooper Timothy B. Williamson Ohio State Highway Patrol
Karo Trooper Bryan A. Holden Ohio State Highway Patrol
Max Trooper Michael D. Rucker Ohio State Highway Patrol
Canine Karo and Canine Max, the Patrol’s canines, were purchased with donations given by the Stanley family. Canine Roo, the Chillicothe Police Department’s canine, was purchased by a 13-year-old from Chillicothe who started a non-profit to raise money for her community. Canine Tina, the Riverside Police Department’s canine, was purchased with donation given from local businesses within the city of Riverside.