Leelanau Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Prepares For The Worst in Cell Blocks

Unless you've found yourself behind bars in Leelanau County, you don't really know what a corrections officer's job is like.

Today we went behind locked doors in the Leelanau County Jail to watch an in-service training exercise.

It's goal – to make sure deputies are ready for the ordinary, as well as the unusual inside the cell block.

Deputies worked on cell extractions, cell security, and drug searches.

This also includes dealing with inmates who may be suicidal, uncooperative, or those with medical emergencies.

To deal with these situations, staff use tazers, a restraining chair, and their new K9 unit Neko.

Tonight the training continues.

Federal, state, and local law enforcement and EMT crews are learning about combat medicine to prepare for a potential mass casualty situation.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take you behind the dead bolted doors to learn more about this day of training that will help deputies better serve and protect.