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Typical Day for a K9 Unit

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Posted about 2 years ago

 

I know that K9 officers are often sent on assignments such as missing persons searches, narcotics searches, etc. My question actually pertains to when they are NOT sent on these assignments.


When K9 officers aren't answering calls for service do they assume normal patrol duties? Or do they have other special assignments that I am not aware of? Or perhaps this varies based on the department?


Essentially I am curious as to what exactly they do each day, and how that differs from the average police officer (aside from the obvious calls for service as I had mentioned)?

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Is this by any chance a home work assignment?

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 No it is not, it was something I had just been curious about, as becoming a K9 officer is something I would like to look into down the road. I know that you guys don't do homework assignments for people, and in any case I am majoring in Economics so this information won't do me any good. Sorry for the confusion!

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

It does depend on the agency, but the K9 Units I'm familiar with are patrol officers or supervisors. Normal duties until K9 use becomes necessary. They also (naturally) have training days where they train with the K9, just as any other specialty team has their training.


Hope this helps.


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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Since you have a skeleton profile I am not certain if you are in law enforcement. If not you may be getting way ahead of yourself. K-9 is not an entry level position and one may wait 8 to 10 years for the assignment. My advice is to take a deep breath and relax. Concentrate on joining a police agency and then pay your dues.

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

Thank you very much 36TR, that was what I was wondering.


And I appreciate the advice Uncle Dennis, I am aware that there would be a large gap of time before I could be eligible to become a K9 officer (especially since I am currently not in law enforcement). It was simply a curiousity of mine, and as I said, something to look at down the road.


I beleive that my profile lists me as a law enforcement supporter, would it be a good idea to put more into my profile? I have nothing to hide I just never bothered to put much into it. And to be honest, I definitely would want to work patrol for awhile first anyway, I've been on several ride-a-longs and from what I've seen I'd be more than happy to spend 5-10 years there before moving up to other assignments.


Thanks again!

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Rate This | Posted about 2 years ago

 

I viewed your profile and it says nothing but your screen name. You may wish to add supporter. Members may open up more and more apt to get to know you. Best to you.