K9 Series Training

Drug Detector

Drug Detector Dog Deployment

The same Constitutional principles concerning search and seizure that a handler learned in the academy, and which he or she followed as a patrol officer on the street, apply to the use of K-9s to detect drugs or other contraband.

Explosive Detector Dog Deployment

Explosive Detector Dog Deployment

Law enforcement officers typically use explosive detector dogs either to deter persons from bringing bombs into a sensitive area or to detect explosives following some indication that such devices may have been planted by a would-be bomber. In either case, courts usually approve of the warrant-less use of such dogs.
FLSA Compensation of K-9 Handlers_MPI

FLSA Compensation of K-9 Handlers_MPI

Officers assigned to a department’s canine unit usually bring “their” dogs home to live with them while off duty. This has several advantages. The department does not have the expense of maintaining its own or contracting out for a kennel for lodging and grooming the dogs.
K-9 Certification Testing

K-9 Certification Testing

OBEDIENCE:

The handler shall demonstrate the ability to control the canine during an obedience performance test. Testing will be conducted using reasonable job related distractions.

K9 Liability

K9 Liability Overview

Let’s be serious, no K-9 handler ever took the job because he or she loved to study issues like legal liability, writing reports, applying for warrants or any number of issues that can sometimes seem a nuisance if not a downright distraction from the “real work” of working with the dog.
Patrol Service Dog Deployment

Patrol Service Dog Deployment

Our topic today is Patrol Service Dogs. This is one in a series of presentations on the training, certification and deployment of K-9s by Massachusetts law enforcement agencies. We hope, with the help of our statewide panel of experts, to produce a much more interesting and interactive presentation. This will include video clips and more scenarios.

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