This course will provide the first-time police K9 handler or K9 supervisor with the knowledge and confidence to deploy on real world events.
The apprehension of dangerous criminals by police K9’s is one of the most highly scrutinized methods of force in American policing. A handler’s inability to use best practices and accepted tactics has led to countless lawsuits and use of force reform.
This course will challenge students to complete scenarios based on real world events as a team using industry standard tactics while considering liability to their specific agency. Students will complete written reports based on their deployments. Reports will be reviewed and critiqued by instructors. At the completion of the course, students will be versed and prepared to set contaminants, organize search teams, operate under current best practices and file necessary reports.