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

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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.

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