VASSALBORO — Nine police dog teams graduated Friday morning from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The K-9 units hailed from agencies including the sheriff’s offices in Somerset and York counties; Maine State Police; and Waterville, Buxton and Bucksport police.

K-9s are “trained in obedience, protection and searches, in addition to tracking, criminal apprehension and locating lost children and the elderly,” according to Public Safety Department spokesperson Shannon Moss.

The 14-week school is held at the K-9 Training Center, which is located adjacent to the criminal justice academy in Vassalboro. The K-9 Patrol School provides more than 200 acres of land for practical and classroom training.

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