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Last week, Florence police sent all of their K-9 units to the United States Police K-9 Association training and re-certification program in Georgia. Police said this training is important because it keeps their dogs up to standards so they can retrieve drugs, and chase down suspects.
K-9 unit Oz and his handler Chris Woods took home the top dog award while at the training session.
"It's an extreme blessing that I got that position. There were a bunch of great dogs and handlers that come out to these competitions and these certifications," said Woods.
Woods has worked with OZ for two years. He said they are constantly training together. The pair beat out about 30 other K-9 units to take home the top dog award.