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Canine (K-9) Units

  • By: Kathryn Wylie-Marques
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Canine units, little more than a handful of patrol officers and their dogs a century ago, have become a versatile and indispensable part of law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level. Today, thousands of trained canine units operate in ...

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