The K-9 topic page provides police canine handlers with news and information to increase the effectiveness of a K-9 team. Whether you are working with a cadaver dog, bomb-detection dog, search-and-rescue dog, or enforcement dog, this page is for you. And if you don’t currently work with K-9s, this is a great place for animal lovers to learn how to get into this exciting area of law enforcement.
On patrol with K9 "Jake" and Officer Steve Smith, Palm Bay Police Department, Palm Bay, FL. A year-old yellow Lab named "Jake" is now working the streets of Palm Bay eliminating drugs from suspects wherever he can find them. "Jake" and handler, Officer Steve Smith, are assigned to the newly created Crime Suppression Team of the Palm Bay Police Department.
Hundreds of deputies are being laid off. SWAT units are cutting assignments. Narcotics and gang units are being disbanded. But K-9 is surviving. Here's why police dogs across the country are staying on the job during rough economic times. - Full Story