California officers, Coast Guard train K9s on air-drops

- Officers and their K9 partners have to be ready for everything.

That’s why the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division partnered with the Coast Guard so officers could practice lifting off, flying, and being set back down by helicopters.

On Tuesday, CHP air operations performed its semiannual training with the Coast Guard.

The purpose is for CHP and its K9s to be prepared when they have to board ships during real operations.

They can be deployed from above, by helicopter.

K9s and their human partners strapped into harnesses and were hoisted high above the ground, so they could see how it feels to fly and practice their landings.

The dogs, equipped with masks and special gear, didn’t seem to mind.

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