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In 26 years, Officer Dan Foley has served continuously in the honor guard and successfully lobbied to start its first K-9 unit, for which he was a handler for 14 years with two different dogs. He has been selected as the February 2012 Officer of the Month.
A court has ruled that former North Carolina Highway Patrolman Charles Jones should get his job back. Trooper Jones was fired, after cell-phone video showed him kicking his K-9 partner.
K-9 teams are considered force multipliers. One K-9 team can do the work of many officers, which frees up officers for other duties. A K-9 team is an effective tool if its use is understood by those that call on them to support their operations.
A Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office K-9 handler accidentally shot his dog, after a probation violator released three pit bulls that attacked the dog.
Checkpoint stops are different-multiple vehicles are stopped one after the other, at the same place, without any suspicion beforehand that anyone in particular may be engaged in unlawful activity.