K9 Officer's Legal Handbook SAMPLE
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Know and understand the legal issues faced by dog handlers.
"No precise count exists, but many police service dog experts estimate that there are at least 7,000 police service dog teams working in law enforcement agencies in the United States and many hundreds in Canada." (From the Introduction)
This estimate is a number that continues to grow, and use of police service dogs is increasing in virtually every aspect of law enforcement. Dogs and dog handlers are often at the forefront of modern legal and criminal justice theories and techniques, and they face issues similar to, but entirely unique from the issues faced by every law enforcement officer.
From searches, seizures and warrants to admissibility of evidence and unique issues commonly faced by K-9 officers on the witness stand, K9 Officer's Legal Handbook is an authoritative and concise reference and is the latest addition to the Officer's Handbook Series. Author Ken Wallentine, a nationally recognized expert, examines the many legal issues surrounding the use of police dogs. From drug detection and use of force to labor law concerns unique to dog handlers, Wallentine explores the full range of K-9 deployments in an accessible and practical manner. Handlers, trainers, and policy makers will all benefit from the Handbook's "in the field" approach.