Officers, K-9 units get annual certification in Marshall Co. - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Officers, K-9 units get annual certification in Marshall Co.

Canines and their handlers tested on Tuesday for criminal apprehension techniques. Canines and their handlers tested on Tuesday for criminal apprehension techniques.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Officers and their animal partners are in Marshall County this week getting certified to help keep citizens safe.

Canines and their handlers tested on Tuesday for criminal apprehension techniques.

Some 20 canines from more than a half dozen agencies were in Albertville getting their annual certification.

Officials said it's all about keeping the dog, the officer, and the public safe.

"We train every day, but as a group, we don't train every day, so it's something the dogs have to be constantly reminded because we don't want to send them out and they engage on the wrong person," said Capt. Thomas Ball with the Albertville Police Department. "So we've got to be able to tell them to come back, 'Hey, that's the wrong guy.  Come back to daddy.'"

On Wednesday, the K-9's will put their drug sniffing skills to the test.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Eric: Rain will taper off overnight

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-17 22:27:46 GMT

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>

    Rain showers will slowly taper off from west to east tonight as the cold front pushes through.?

    More >>
  • 4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    4 arrested in connection to a string of vehicle thefts

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-16 21:45:50 GMT
    Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.Three adult males and one juvenile were arrested in Limestone County on Thursday after a four-hour manhunt and charged with multiple counts stemming from a string of vehicle thefts.

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>

    A ground search ensued that lasted about four hours and covered approximately six miles, ending a few hundred yards east of Hays Mill Road where the suspects were caught in a hunting stand/shoot house.

    More >>
  • 2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    2 juveniles arrested for making terrorist threats, Limestone Co. Sheriff reports

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:54 GMT

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>

    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported via Twitter that two juvenile students had been arrested for making terrorist threats. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly