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Former Miami-Dade Sergeant Faces Trial In K-9 Death

July 27, 2010
Cockfield, 55, has pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty and killing his 4-year-old German shepherd, Duke. Several officers told internal affairs they witnessed Cockfield kick Duke three to six times.

California PD Suspends SWAT, K-9 Units To Delay Officer Layoffs

July 15, 2010
The city's budget adopted in June provides for 92 sworn positions for the 95-officer force. The department is hoping to reach 92 via attrition, according to the report.

Man Bites K-9 Officer at LAX

April 19, 2010
Prosecutors filed felony battery charges against a transient who bit an airport police officer at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday.

Free Sight-Saving Eye Exams Available for Service Dogs

March 23, 2010
The ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service dogs for free exams. Registration begins April 1st for the May 2010 event.

Phoenix K-9 Officer Honored For Rescuing Abducted Girl on Christmas

December 29, 2009
The decisive action of Phoenix K-9 officer Mike Burns resulted in the return of a 5-year-old girl, who was abducted by a parolee on Christmas Day, AZCentral.com reports.

California K-9 Killed By Police After He Bites Officer

December 17, 2009
Billy bit another officer assisting on the call. The dog did not let go when his handler ordered him to do so, and the officer being bitten shot him to death, Scott said.

Montana Officer Needed Hebrew Interpreter For K-9 Partner

December 9, 2009
Miky was trained by the Israeli Defense Forces to sniff out explosives. When he arrived at the Helena Police Department, there was a problem. Miky had been trained entirely in Hebrew.

Normally I'd Just Hump Your Leg, But OK

November 17, 2009
Fortunately, K-9s are not just the butts (or other anatomical parts) of pranks. Some actually get the opportunity to do great police work.

Teaching All Dogs New Tricks

November 12, 2009

As the role of the police dog expands, training has taken on more importance, even as economic times threaten the funding for the dogs and their handlers.

How to Coexist with a K-9 Unit

October 7, 2009
Unless there is animosity between SWAT and K-9, or their tactics are incompatible, they should be able to work out mutually acceptable tactics to accomplish most missions.

Delaying, Delayed, and Good Ol’ Hamstrung Justice

October 6, 2009
As I like to bitch and gripe at the lack of novel approaches in the justice system, I should at least look at some when they do pop up. A couple of novel ideas were brought to my attention during the last couple of weeks, so I figured I'd share them herein.

K-9 Unit Pros and Cons for SWAT

October 1, 2009
There's an ongoing, lively debate in SWAT about incorporating K-9s into SWAT operations. There are pros and cons to both schools of thought.

Rocker Ozzy Buys Police Dog for Indiana Agency

September 17, 2009
Osbourne has purchased a new dog for the canine unit of the Muncie Police Department, following the retirement of one of the agency's police dogs, the Star-Press reports.

Heat Killed New Orleans Police Dog Left in Car, Report Says

July 21, 2009
A New Orleans police dog left unattended in a police vehicle in late May died from shock likely associated with heat stroke, after ripping up the car's seats in a desperate attempt to get out, according to a report obtained by the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Use Dogs to Find Prohibited Cell Phones

April 17, 2009

"I just think dogs are better at finding cell phones" than metal detectors, guard searches and other screening methods, said Sgt. William Finn, who supervises the Philadelphia Prison System's five-dog canine unit.

Houston Standoff Ends as SWAT Storms Barbershop

April 2, 2009
A SWAT standoff at a barbershop on Houston's south side ended this morning after police stormed the building and subdued an armed man with help from a dog and a Taser. Police said the man took his brother and sister-in-law hostage inside Dugar's Urban Kuts in the 9100 block of Scott about 1:45 a.m.

ASPCA Seeks Nominations for Annual Humane Awards

March 2, 2009
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its 2009 Humane Awards. One of last year's winners was a law enforcement officer who works tirelessly to prosecute animal abusers.

San Diego Area Agency May Eliminate K-9 Unit in Budget Cut

January 29, 2009
Some officers who have trained police dogs in the California city of Chula Vista are questioning the wisdom of a City Council vote on Jan. 13 to eliminate a police K-9 program to help balance the city's budget.

N.C. Highway Patrol Scraps K-9 Program

December 8, 2008
The state Highway Patrol is disbanding its canine program and plans a new, better managed unit limited to the use of Labrador retrievers for drug searches, patrol officials announced today.

Washington Man Faces Third Strike Sentencing for Killing K-9

December 4, 2008
Sentencing for a Brush Prairie man who got his “third strike” for killing police tracking dog Dakota has been set over to Dec. 12.
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