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7.Can be an asset to public relations efforts. 8.Well-trained police dogs can be used for demonstrations in public affairs,schools, or parades.What breeds of working dogs are best suited for police works?1.German Shepherds– the most frequently used and highest-scoring dog forpolice work2.Black Labrador retrievers 3.Giant Schnauzers4.Rottweilers 5.Doberman pinschers 6.Bouviers 7.Newfoundlands8.Airedale terriers9.Alaskan malamutesDisadvantages of using K-91.Most police dogs work with only one handler.2.K-9, like most dogs, is territorial, and its handler and its K-9 cruiser are part ofits territory.3.Dog training is expensive. Dog training usually takes 10 to 12 weeks.4.Police department that initiates a K9 section is vulnerable to law suits.WOLVES– It stands for Wireless Operational Link and Video ExplorationSystem; the system of attaching a miniature camera and transmitter to a searchdog; this equipment make man’s best friend and even better friend, because the dogcan now be the eyes and ears of his handler in situations where saving life isparamount objective.Bloodhounds– These tracking dog; a large powerful dogwith drooping ears,sagging jowls, and keen sense of smell, formerly used for tracking.PATROL: WORKING THE STREETPreparation for Duty– The patrol officers’ job starts even before they are intheir respective area of responsibility (AOR) because they need to prepare thefollowing that are necessary in the performance of their routines:Equipment check 80
Police uniform Weapons Watch Money, including change for pay telephones Flashlight, spare battery and bulbs Notebook with ample supply of blank paper Forms re reports, traffic violations, etc. Current list of stolen and wanted vehicles Portable radio and other equipment as required Information Check– Prior to actual patrolling, the police officers should:Secure and review descriptions of missing and wanted persons. Arrange any follow-up work from previous shifts. Check with the officer being relieved for any problems requiring your attentionduring the shift. Check patrol area log for problem areas requiring extra surveillance. Vehicle Check– In case of patrol officers assigned on mobile cars (prowl cars), theyshould:Check the inside of your patrol car, paying particular attention to the rearseat. A prisoner may have hidden a weapon or evidence in the vehicle during theprevious shift. During your own tour of duty, a prisoner might try the same maneuver. If youhaven’t checked the vehicle, any evidence you recover might be ruledinadmissible in court; you would be unable to swear that the vehicle wasempty before the suspect entered it.