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Obtaining and Selecting Dogs for Police Work :: United States Police Canine Association

Obtaining and Selecting Dogs for Police Work :: United States Police Canine Association | Police Force Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
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Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:06 AM
Not all police dogs are as you'd imagine them. Some may be bigger than others and they may be a wide range of different breeds. Not all service canines are German Shepherds. Though they are not all the same, they are all the strongest and smartest dogs.
Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:10 AM
Service dogs are selected very young, so that they learn information naturally through training. It is much easier to train a new dog new tricks than it is to train an old dog new tricks, purely because when they are young, they take in information naturally.
Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 28, 2014 12:46 PM
The selection of police canines is a crucial process and must be done following specific guidelines and regulations. They must have a "sufficient prey and hunting drive" in order to serve. Also, the temperament of the dogs must be taken into account. If a dog is not aggressive enough toward an "enemy," so to speak, they are not efficient enough to handle the responsibilities of being a police canine.
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Pittsburgh Bureau of Police · Canine Division

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Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:08 AM
After selection of the canines, the dogs go through very intensive training in order to become a service dog. It takes months to train the service dogs to do everything they are required to do. Some dogs are selected to do different jobs, and they go through different training accordingly.
Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:08 AM
After selection of the canines, the dogs go through very intensive training in order to become a service dog. It takes months to train the service dogs to do everything they are required to do. Some dogs are selected to do different jobs, and they go through different training accordingly.
Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 28, 2014 12:39 PM
Canines are on of the most important aspects of any police force. The education of dog handlers and the training of the dogs themselves is extremely important and must be done correctly and intensively. Canines are essential in tracking down perpetrators, searching for drugs and bombs, and chasing criminals. In any circumstance, it is always better to have a service dog.
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Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:16 AM
The National Police Canine Association is the home of everything police canines. Any information you need on canine selection, processing, training, or gear, you may find on the National Police Canine Association Network.
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Police Use of Force: The Impact of Less-Lethal Weapons and Tactics | National Institute of Justice

Police Use of Force: The Impact of Less-Lethal Weapons and Tactics | National Institute of Justice | Police Force Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
In the mid-19th century, police officers in New York and Boston relied on less-lethal weapons, mostly wooden clubs. By the late 1800s, police departments began issuing firearms to officers in response to better-armed criminals. Today, many law enforc
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Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 27, 2014 8:12 AM
If police use less lethal weapons and tactics, injuries and deaths could be greatly reduced. When a perpetrator is out of control, police will use their weapons and tactics, and they may injure the criminal. If these tactics and weapons become less lethal, these instances will become less prevalent.
Jason Timothy Spears's comment, March 28, 2014 12:35 PM
There may be many alternatives to using lethal weapons to take down a perpetrator or criminal. Tranquilizers, blank bullets, tasers, and OC spray (pepper spray) are painful, but safe alternatives to lethal weapons in policing. These are all brought to mind when talking about "less-lethal weapons."