BROOKSVILLE – Two new K-9 deputies have joined the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the agency announced recently on Facebook.

Deputy C. Reid will be the new handler of K-9 Chase and will be attending the full K-9 school in January.

Deputy S. Derryberry is a former Brooksville Police Department K-9 handler. He will be the new handler of K-9 Meck and will be completing state standardized testing with that K-9.