Paper On Police Dogs

1181 words - 5 pages

Katrina Henes
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Research Paper on Article 17
12/16/13

Police dogs have become a vital part of the police force. They are well trained, obedient dogs that, unlike humans, do not fear the daily challenges that are put upon them while on the job. Police units throughout the world use K-9 units. They are employed by many different police forces and by many different governmental agencies through out the world. Police dogs can search 400 to 500 packages in a half an hour. They can search a car every minute. When a dog searches a car the speed that a dog does it in saves time, when a human searcher could only do about one car every twenty minutes. Also, ...view middle of the document...

Their shaggy coat developed into a thick, dense, short coat. They are relatively tall, (22-26 inches) and have a medium sized head with a long nose. This large body helps it support more muscle mass, so German Shepherds are usually very powerful. They have extremely powerful jaws with strong teeth, a dogs jaw can excert upward of seven hundred and fifty pounds per square inch and have a scissors type bite, so they just chew it up, tear it up, grind and shred whatever they are chewing. German Shepherds are usually used as police dogs because they are natural born working dogs. They have been trained and bread to be used to work, so they are very easily trained and extremely loyal. They are restrained and will usually not attack suddenly, but they can fight well. They are judged by breeders as very smart and are considered to have great judgment.
Dogs have been used for police work for over 75 years and are used all over the world in such places as the North America, Europe, the Far East and Russia. New York City was the first city to use police dogs, but with little to no success and money running out, they abandoned the idea. Then later, in London, they were very successful with the training of police dogs. This was taken up by other nearby towns, and soon spread to many large cities and through out the world. Early ways in which canine units were used were crude and probably explain the reason they were not successful at first. They would use the dogs as a crime deterrent, releasing them into the city after curfew, free to attack anything they wanted. Now, both dogs and partner go through very specialized and rigorous training. Current use of dogs on police forces is divided into five categories: Search, attack and capture, detection of explosives, detection of narcotics and a deterrent to crime. The search portion is used to find lost people as well as people trapped in wreckage or other things, and to find lost items. Attack and capture is used for exactly what it sounds like. The dogs are used to pursuit the criminal that is on the run and to take him down to the ground and hold him there until the dog's partner can arrive to arrest him. Detection of explosives and narcotics is...

Other Papers Like Paper On Police Dogs

Criminal Justice Capstone Final Essay

4040 words - 17 pages neighborhood the homes on both side of my house got burglarized within a two week period. As a police officer I approached them and gave them suggestions how to protect their home better. I recommended a home alarm and a dog. I have interviewed several home burglary suspects and they all said that they avoid the homes with an alarm and a big dog, not the small dogs. I also formed a neighborhood watch program watch for any criminal activities. The

Asdsdf Essay

434 words - 2 pages , dogs, video camera, fences employed by the citizens in homes in the areas which are more vulnerable to crime. 5) The area around sector 15,11,10 in Chandigarh has max number of PG .People who are coming from other cities keep on changing their flats due to this police is unable to keep records of them and it has been seen that most of the chain snatchers, crimes involve these youngsters who are living in PG.

Disgrace, By J. M. Coetzee

2242 words - 9 pages the economy and provide the modern technologies. Due to this influence, the African population is struggling to find their own identity. An aggressive reversal in the direction of pre-colonial past usually degenerates into a dictatorship or lead to civil war. Most African countries depend economically on the western states, and often from the old colonial rulers . Spencer’s part Symbolism and Allegory Dogs The dogs are a very important part

Abcd

321 words - 2 pages plus police now also carry cell phones just in case they are away from such radios the police still have means of communication, not to mention cell phones can be tracked if need be by global positioning sensor. The police use computers for storing information on criminals also computers are installed in the police cars for instant access and communications, this comes in handy when police need to have instant access to information on a certain

Drugs and Violence

1296 words - 6 pages dealers begin to fight over territory for the sale of drugs. Street dealers sometimes travel in gangs for protection against other dealers and gangsters. Drug dealers are known for conducting business on street corners, but as police departments have improved their tactics in finding and arresting drug criminals, dealers have moved to dope houses referred to as “traps”. These dope houses are manned with four to five dealers at a time and may contain

Breed Specific Legislation: the Flawed System

2598 words - 11 pages . There are so many variances on what characteristics define these dogs. It has come down to any dog with a big head and a broad shoulder is in fact a pit bull. They are all profiled as aggressive, unpredictable, malicious animals. But, upon researching the history of these dogs in our country, you will find quite the opposite. They are of English decent, brought here by English immigrants. They were originally bred from Bulldogs and used as hunting

The Doberman Pinscher: a Force to Be Reckoned with

1070 words - 5 pages . The German military saw this breed of dog as a ferocious competitor in the war which could instantaneously diminish the enemy's morale to close to nothing. These dogs were used for many reasons at this point in time, however, particularly utilized by German Police to search for any hiding Jewish members among the community. Extended use of the Doberman also included the responsibility to simply inspire fear in the prisoners as they passed by in

Fight Club and Reservoir Dogs

978 words - 4 pages is unclear why the protagonist forms an organization bent on destroying the headquarters of credit card companies. This action is a far cry from the aims and goals of the original fight club. Instead of camaraderie in a private setting, the group becomes home grown terrorists. In Reservoir Dogs, one of the characters performs an equally irrational act. Mr. Blonde disfigures the face of the police officer he captured during the failed diamond

Describe the Functions of the Police

1087 words - 5 pages us with evidence that it makes up a large amount of crime prevention as 31% of 1,944 incidents were linked with social service. Incidents that relate to social service are normally dealt with by organisations that typically have qualified staff on hand, and they are regularly available to execute the services they have to offer. Newburn explores this and concludes that the police force uphold this function as they are a 24 hour service available

Laguna Pit Bulls Volunteer Program

1049 words - 5 pages Save the Laguna Pit Bulls 2013 THE LAGUNA PIT BULLS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM “LPB DOG ATE / KUYA”    Goal: To keep the dogs in our care emotionally happy and physically attractive as a means of increasing their chances at adoption and enhancing their lives. Description: Volunteer will assist with cleaning, brushing, talking and socializing with the dogs. Volunteer may interact with dogs while they are in their cages or take them

Use of Force in Urban Cities and Its Relation to Race

4027 words - 17 pages Use of Force by Police in Law Enforcement Name Institution Professor Course Date Abstract This paper seeks to explore the use of force among police officers in law enforcement in urban cities and how it relates with common variables regarding police officers. Some of the police variables that will be discussed include race, education, experience, age. These variables will be comprehensively studied so as to ascertain if there exists

Related Essays

Bringing Society Together Essay

1199 words - 5 pages Dylan Brotherton 4/14/15 Criminology Paper Bringing Society Together Nancy McKeon once said: “A police force, wherever they are, is made up of amazing people, and I respect them a great deal.” Unfortunately many people in our community do not feel the same way as McKeon does about police officers. I cannot express enough the importance of police relations with the community. No matter what your view is on police officers, bottom line people

Dog Killers Essay

779 words - 4 pages 1. In Text 1 (Jamie Doward, ‘’Police back new law on killer dogs’’), the author discusses a proposal to overturn the Dangerous Dog Act, holding pet owners responsible for any dangerous acts committed by their dogs, rather than focusing on a particular breed of dog as a means of dog control. In Text 2 (Victorie Stilwell, ‘’Jail owners of killer dogs”), the author also holds owners responsible for monitoring and carefully supervising their dogs

Dangerous Essay

584 words - 3 pages style behaviors may stimulate these dogs. Legal advice lawyer on customer service for the owner of the dangerous breeds of dog the first is don’t leave dog at home with children alone. In the first half-year of 2009,the dogs attacks cases are 72%of serious injuries is 0-11 age group, 23% of the decease is over 55 years old. We can see dangerous breeds of dog are dangerous and threaten our safety, The dog owners who own the dangerous breeds of

Dangerous Dogs Essay

754 words - 4 pages the owners of the illegal dogs. He says that the dangerous dogs act is a pointless piece of legislation and that the police often don’t lay down the law hard enough. He does is describing the owners of the dog on a very negative way, he says that in people like them shots children at night and they commit benefit fraud. He ends up saying “Forget about the dangerous dogs, for heaven’s sake, and let’s start getting really nasty with the dangerous