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Updated: 10/09/2013 08:00:01AM

Last Citizen’s Academy focuses on K-9, water and air units

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SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
Although climbing a ladder is relatively simple for humans, for a dog it's a much more difficult feat of balance and training. K-9 deputies frequently train on the obstacle course to master this skill. Here, Deputy First Class John Mills leads his K-9 through the course as part of a demonstration during the CCSO Citizen's Academy last Tuesday.

SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
K-9 deputies are trained to sniff out five different types of drugs and to alert their handler when they find a "hit."

SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
Cpl. Yale Houghton talks about the specialized equipment the CCSO dive team needs during the last class of the CCSO Citizen's Academy last Tuesday.

SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
Cpl. Yale Houghton talks about the specialized equipment the CCSO dive team needs during the last class of the CCSO Citizen's Academy last Tuesday.

SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
K-9 deputies are trained to sniff out five different types of drugs and to alert their handler when they find a "hit."

SUN PHOTO BY NICOLE NOLES
Although climbing a ladder is relatively simple for humans, for a dog it's a much more difficult feat of balance and training. K-9 deputies frequently train on the obstacle course to master this skill. Here, Deputy First Class John Mills leads his K-9 through the course as part of a demonstration during the CCSO Citizen's Academy last Tuesday.

By RENEE LePERE

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Despite the three gunshots fired at him, the police officer galloped uphill toward the suspect. In a flying leap, the officer lunged at the suspect, grabbing onto his arm and sinking in with his teeth.

“Call off your dog! Call off your dog!” The suspect yelled.

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