K9 officers receive certification, emergency kits

Local members of law enforcement who work with K9 companions are now a bit more prepared for the tasks they undertake thanks to a couple of recent events.

According to a post on social media by the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, “Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office hosted the Chilton County Sheriff K9 and Clanton Police Department K9 units along with many dog teams from across the state of Alabama as they attended the Central Alabama K9 Conference and Police Dog Trials. This yearly training certifies both the dogs and their handlers in many specialties including explosives, narcotics detection, K9 first aid and tracking/apprehension.”

K9s and their handlers went through “vigorous” courses in order to get a gauge on how the pairs work together to safely complete their tasks. Read More