North Carolina-based company K2 Solutions has trademarked its Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs. The term means the dog can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person. Click through to see these K-9s at work.
To find out more about K2 Solutions' Person-Borne Explosive Detection Dogs, read "Training the BombHunters."
Earlier this month, more than 70 police dog teams from local, state, and federal agencies participated in the 2018 Desert Dog Regional K-9 Police Trials in Mesa, AZ. The event was held at Sloan Park, the spring training camp to the Chicago Cubs.
Law enforcement agencies from Arizona, California, and Mexico were represented. The K-9 competition, in which handlers and their dogs compete in various exercises and events to simulate real-life scenarios, is open to the public. Scenarios include: handler protection, tactical building search, building search, agility/obstacle course, area search, narcotics, and explosives search. Because the building, narcotics, and explosives searches must take place in controlled environments, these are not open to the public.
The annual event is not funded by any public money. All costs associated with the event must be raised through donations, sales of program ad space, or vendor booth fees.
If you or your business would like to become involved in supporting or sponsoring these trials, setting up a vendor booth, advertising in the program, entering a K-9 team, or sponsoring a K-9 team, contact Scott Calender at [email protected]
Law enforcement work requires that officers are mobile through any environment, whether its on the road or in the water. These vehicles highlight the latest options available for agencies looking for the best in mobility.
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At a minimum, veterinarians recommend that K-9 handlers carry a first-aid kit, learn how to give injections, and know how to administer oxygen. A brief session with your veterinarian or even a vet tech should be sufficient to learn how to correctly give injections. Here are some photos to illustrate proper first-aid techniques.
For more information about first aid that handlers should know, read the POLICE Magazine article K-9 First-Aid Kit Basics.
Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department have been responding to the area's rash of wildfires this week, serving a wide variety of missions.
One of their missions has been to help animals trapped in the fire zones.
Officers from the LAPD's equestrian unit helped rescue horses trapped in the massive Creek Fire in Sylmar.
The Creek Fire started Tuesday morning and has destroyed at least 30 homes and burned nearly 11,500 acres.
Within the city limits LAPD officers responded to the Skirbal Fire, which erupted early Wednesday morning next to the 405 freeway near Mulholland Drive. The Skirball fire has burned nearly 500 acres and destroyed four homes in Bel-Air.
Neither fire is contained.
Even though their own homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma, a group of Miami police officers are volunteering to bring aid and support to first responders in heavily damaged areas of the lower Keys, including the city of Key West.
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