Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
A melee ensued at the crime scene of the shooting of a known gang member by officers with the Anaheim (Calif.) Police Department. A police K-9 escaped the handler and nearly bit an infant. Read the full story here.
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.