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Hernando K9 unit got FDLE certification

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HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Canine deputies and their handlers with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office received their certification with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

According to the HCSO, the deputies and the dogs were evaluated on building searches, area searches, obedience and apprehension; and they passed "with flying colors."

They have to take these tests every year.

"These types of certifications, especially when considering the high risk calls that K-9 teams handle, should give the public confidence that our dogs and their handlers are ready for anything that may come their way,” said Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

All the K-9 units will go through the narcotics detection certification in December.

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