The Monroe County Sheriff's Office added some new members to their force on Tuesday when they approved four German Sheppards for the K-9 unit.
"He's the best partner in the world, very reliable," Sgt. Paul Vadas Head of the K9 Unit said of his new partner Rocky. "And when you do get the job where you do find somebody it's the best feeling in the world."
K9's help sniff out bombs, catch drug dealers and even find missing children. The sheriff's office says they help with thousands of cases and they're invaluable members of the force.
The office graduated Rocky, Rookie, Monte and Valor dogs and officially making them members of the dog K9 Unit.
The dogs underwent more than a year of training to earn their badge. In training they learned how to follow commands, sniff out guns and narcotics and take down criminals. Their handlers say it was a lot of hard work.
"From when you first get them and they don't listen and they don't know what to do," Sgt. Vadas said. "Once you get that frustration level down. Things go pretty good from there.
Most of the K9's work along side their partners on the streets. Three of them help with security at the airport.