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    Selecting And Raising The Potential Police Pup

    When buying a puppy for the home, police or security work, take the time to check into various kennels as well as private breeders. Study the pedigrees to ensure purity and attempt to deal with breeders who will place a guarantee on the pup should elbow or hip displasia develop. Reputable breeders will have no hesitation in providing you with such ...
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    The K9 Mission

    _The information in this file is an excerpt from "K9 Officers Manual", available from Ray Allen Mfg at 1-800-444-0404. The dog training book "Dog Training For Law Enforcement" is also available from Ray Allen Mfg._ The primary initiative for the K9 team is to search for and locate suspects or evidence that can be linked to a specific crime scene. The ...
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    Extended Confrontation K9 Training

    The Importance of Exposure Training for Police Service Dog Teams in Relation to Sustained or Unusual Confrontations Canine is generally a very small community in North America, most likely if you haven't actually met someone in the field, you have heard of them or know another member of their unit. So the stories get around pretty quickly, and everyone hears about ...
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    Training Tips!

    From the CPCA Quarterly 1. Get the dog to bond with you. All future training depends on this. 2. Never chastise or scold him unnecessarily. Only immediately after an accident. Never, if you are not sure the dog understood perfectly what was wanted of him. Deliberate disobedience must be instantly dealt with. 3. Remember a dog cannot ask questions, neither can ...
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    K9 Containment Techniques For Patrol

    On a cold winters night early last year I was on routine patrol and observed a car leave from the rear of a commercial property shortly after midnight. It was obvious they were in a hurry. I pulled into the rear of the property and noted that it had been burglarized. I immediately pulled out onto the roadway in pursuit of ...
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    Supreme Court to Hear Incident to Arrest –Vehicle Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Incident to Arrest –Vehicle Case
    *Does the Fourth Amendment require the suppression of evidence obtained incident to an arrest that is based upon probable cause, where the arrest violates a provision of state law?* On September 25th (2007) the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which a person and a vehicle were searched incident to an arrest. The arrest was for operating ...
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    K9 Officers Guide To Dealing With Deadly Force Issues - The Aftermath

    Unfortunately it is becoming more frequent for officers in todays law enforcement to get involved in lethal confrontations. Situations are all too frequent that result in the death of a suspect, the officer, an innocent victim, and even the dog. This is a difficult subject to approach as many officers have differ ent viewpoints on deadly confrontations. When you are in ...
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    Theory Of Scent - The K9 Olfactory System

    Under ideal conditions, a track footprints) across a nice grassy field with a sufficient delay in time to allow bacteria reaction on the soil causing a good odor is probably the best type of track to have. The problem, however, is how to keep this track from being contaminated by another human beings track--particularly in the city with its large population. ...
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    Effects Of Pepper Spray On The Police K9

    Since the addition of OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) products to the law enforcement arsenal of non-lethal products there has been much controversy over what effect the product will have on the police service dog. Initially these pepper based products were produced as an effective protection for postal workers to use on dogs encountered on their routes. A 30% solution is even promoted ...
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    Narcotics,Explosives & General Poison Antidotes

    Signs of poisoning vary depending on the type of substance your dog has ingested. If you suspect your dog has consumed some form of poisonous substance, contact your veterinarian immediately. A poison control center can also provid valuable information to you as to what steps to take. Treatment is often identical to treat ment that would be given humans in similar ...
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    Canine Sniff of Parked Vehicle Upheld

    Parking Lot Search Valid Under 4th Amendment On April 20th 2004, the Court of Appeals, 1st District of Indiana upheld the use of canines to conduct general exterior inspections of vehicles parked in a high school parking lot. Myers v. State of Indiana, 806 N.E.2d 350 (IN. Ct. App. 1st Dist. 2004). After the Scott County School Board authorized the use ...
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    K9 Containment Techniques For Patrol

    On a cold winters night early last year I was on routine patrol and observed a car leave from the rear of a commercial property shortly after midnight. It was obvious they were in a hurry. I pulled into the rear of the property and noted that it had been burglarized. I immediately pulled out onto the roadway in pursuit of ...
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    Self Out - Clean Bitework Everytime!

    Probably the one most common problem officers contact me with is that of control work. How to get a dog off the bite on a sleeve. This can be very frustrating, time consuming, and can can lead to liability concerns. Frequently we look for the quick and dirty fixes, and many are quick to turn to the use of electronic collars ...
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    Taking a Bite Out of Crime - Risk Management for Police Canine Programs

    No administrator, except perhaps the police chief of Beverly Hills if one believes the portrayal in Beverly Hills Cop I, II & III, is immune from the budget pressures of the nineties. Administrators are scrambling to garner federal grants, stretch city and county resources, and recruit private dollars to support their departments. Many savvy administrators are turning to the time-honored police ...
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    The Use of Police Service Dogs in Crime Scene Location and Related Evidence Gathering

    For those of us who are familiar with the use of Police Service Dogs (PSDs) in evidence gathering, or "Article Search", it is certainly not a big step to think of PSDs as a possible tool in the location of crime scenes. Although dogs have been used with a reasonable amount of success over the years, it is surprising the number ...
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    Tracking Techniques - Officer Survival Issues

    Deputy Kevin O'Shaugnessy of the King County Sheriff Office were called to track an armed robbery suspect who was armed with a .357 magnum revolver. At the start of the track the officer was accompanied by two backup officers who were both armed with shotguns. During the track both backup officers got separated from the dog handler and he was subsequently ...
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    The Polygraph Technique Part II: Value During an Investigation

    Each year in the United States hundreds of thousands of polygraph examinations are administered. The primary value of the polygraph technique is to eliminate innocent suspects early during an investigation. This greatly assists an investigation in that investigators can focus their efforts on other suspects. When a suspect is identified as deceptive, frequently the suspect will confess during an interrogation that ...
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    Bite and Hold Canines-Warning Required Before Release

    On May 8, 2003 the United States Court of Appeal for the 8th Circuit joined a number of other sister circuits in deciding that a warning prior to the use of a police canine is an essential component of the reasonableness inquiry on use of force. Kuha v. City of Minnetonka, No. 02-1081 (8th Cir. 2003). On September 22, 1999, Kuha ...
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    Care & Feeding Tips

    Whatever the dog's primitive diet may have been, it certainly wasn't all steaks and chops, and it did include a great deal more bulk and had an entirely different balance from an all muscle meat diet. Nor was it the sort of diet you would want to feed your dog today if you could. Scientific research has been carried on for ...
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    Criteria For Dog Handler Selection

    Criteria For Dog Handler Selection 1. Full time law enforcement officer with a minimum of three years of patrol duty. 2. Handler should exhibit ability to work independently and unsupervised. 3. Handler should not exhibit abusive sick leave, nor have a founded excessive force complaint. 4. Candidate should be expected to have facilities to properly house a departmental canine. 5. Candidate ...
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