Patrol Canines

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the management and tactical deployment of patrol canines.

It is the policy of this department to utilize patrol canines as a valuable supplement to police resources, due to their superior senses of smell and hearing and their physical capabilities. However, utilization of canines requires adherence to procedures that properly control their use-of-force potential and channel their specialized capabilities into legally acceptable crime prevention and control activities.

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