Sara Lynn Rogers
Police and Society
November 26th 2016
Iowa K9 Police Unit Do you love dogs? I do. You may think that they are just for being pets but they are more than that. They are pets but they are also service dogs. They can be a service for blind people and a lot more. The one thing that people don’t know is that they are a service to the police departments. When dog are used in the police departments they are considered canines or K9. K9’s are dogs that are well trained to help police officers with finding criminals or different kinds of substances. To become a K9 or a K9 handler takes a lot of work and skills. Some people don’t hear about the K9 unit but is very important to police officers. The mission for the K9 unit is …show more content…
It will require dedication, firm yet gentle control, physical fitness, and you will need the be able to keep up the responsibly with being a police officer along with having a dog. Keeping records of the dog's activities. Working with animals can be every rewording in the field but even more rewarding as a pet. (Canine Unit Training, web)
In the K9 unit the dogs are broken down into different units. There is the Search and Rescue Dogs, which is broken down into the cadaver dogs, trailing dogs, water search dogs. (Canine Unit Training, web)
The cadaver dogs are trained in finding human remains. They can find items big and small. They can even find bodies in water or buried every deep underground. (Canine Unit Training, web)
The trailing dogs are trained to find specific people involved in a case using a scent and a starting point of the suspect. They can trail a person almost anywhere even on roads, in grass, water, and even the woods. (Canine Unit Training, web)
The water search dogs are trained in finding bodies submerged water. They find by scents of gases that come from a body and then float to the surface. They ride on boats with the handler. (Canine Unit Training,
Recently, a named Sgt. Jonathan Whaley preformed a heroic action to reunite a lost animal with its owner. The Alabama officer drove Kai, the lost animal, 770 miles to reunite the animal with its family. The dog’s owner, McKenzie Catron, was killed in a tragic accident, and St. Whaley was the first to arrive as the scene of the accident. The officer learned that a dog was involved, and rescued the animal before bringing him home.
service animal’s Did you know that the new law states that service animals are not allowed in public places unless they are a dog? They made the law because you can 't have a snake get riled up and start biting everyone so it is for the safety of the people. If you are going to bring up that you can 't do as much with other animals and do the most with dogs no you can use monkeys or snakes or even horses and donkey even goats to do stuff. The animals are trained for a reason so that they can serve their owner in need of assistance.
K-9 units are composed of law enforcement officers who are paired up with highly-trained canines. Canines are useful for their intelligence and strong sense of smell which helps out with pursuing fugitives, searching for missing people, and during narcotics or weapons detection. A canine would have a special bond with their handler to the point where they would even save their handler from danger if needed. The canine handler would normally maintain 24 hour control over their canine. K-9 units are involved in the following duties: “Detect the presence of illegal substances, dangerous chemicals or explosives, Pursue and apprehend fugitives, Track and rescue missing or kidnapped individuals, Locate bodies that have been buried or submerged underwater,
Service dogs such as guide dogs guide blind people. That is what guide dogs are mostly trained to do, but some dogs like police dogs jump over and around obstacles. Service dogs are very useful and helpful to disabled such as blind people. Some service dogs like to play with their owner such as police dogs after long days of hard work and training. The police officer often plays with his/her dog.
They have to go to training up to a year. First training programs include basic law enforcement training. Fish and Game Wardens are also law enforcement officers, according to BLS.gov. Training usually takes place at a police academy. In training they will be in areas such as firearms use, and investigative techniques.
The dog, Franky, does not enhance the sense of the detectives, like binoculars, rather, it serves as a means to collect information beyond what a human can detect on their own, such as the thermal imager in Kyllo. Not only does the dog serve and an inappropriate tool to gather information without a warrant, but also the
Due to the nature of their job, police officers are first responders to crises. They see things that normal people are not meant to see. People depend on officers to help them through some of the worst moments of their lives. Officers do not need a degree in counseling or a license to offer support to people going through a crisis or a traumatic incident. The most important tips for police officers is to 1) stop and ask yourself "how would I feel if this were happening to me?", 2) Communicate empathy, and 3) ask the person "what are you going to do if we cannot help you?".
Law enforcement is an honorable job to have and to uphold, especially a State Trooper. You will have a reputation to uphold. In this field it will come to know that it is very unpredictable. Every morning when you go into the field, there is always a chance you won't come home.
You have to take care of your dog and live with it. Then there are actual duties you will need to perform. Dogs can detect illegal substances, chemicals, and bombs. They're also capable of pursuing fugitive on foot for miles at a time. Can track and rescue missing people.
They can help people with balance issues from falling or help by cushioning their fall, Help a blind person cross the road, help someone with PTSD to finally get out of the house, Help someone with dementia or mental illness to take their medicine, and many more heroic behaviors. Any dog can become a service animal if they go through training. Any breed of dog can become a service animal too. All types of dogs are eligible to become services dogs, each potentially providing a different type of service. Service dog laws do not include dog breed restrictions or weight discrimination (“Service Dog Requirements”, 2017).
Even the smaller breeds of dogs, despite their size, are very alert to anything outside the home. can also be trained as guard dogs, and listen very keenly to any command the owner has for the dog. While possessing both control and size, a dog can be an extremely good guard for any house, especially if the owner could not protect
Many young people aspire to become police officers. However, not everyone is fit for the role as police work is extremely demanding both physically and mentally. In order to be effective in the job, a policeman should possess superb communication skills, extra-ordinary courage, excellent judgement, empathy, and a high degree of professionalism, to name a few. Choosing this career in law enforcement can be a quite challenging yet rewarding. If you aspire to join the police force, then you are bound to make a difference in your community as well as your own personal life.