document Canine Unit

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Police canines can be beneficial to a department’s daily operations in the areas of accelerant, explosive or narcotics detection, tracking, or other areas. It is recommended that your procedures manual include a written policy on the use of police canines including ownership, care, training and certification, handler responsibilities; uses and deployment, documentation of use; and other specific procedures as needed. Canine, K-9, PSOP-023