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NCJ Number: 97551 Find in a Library
Title: Police Dog
Author(s): L Handel
Corporate Author: Handel Film Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: Handel Film Corporation
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Handel Film Corporation
8730 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In showcasing the unique contributions of K-9 corps to policing, this film portrays the training and performance of K-9 corps in Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and San Francisco, Calif.
Abstract: Part I (25 min) reenacts the step-by-step training of a police dog from the time he is accepted by the Baltimore Police Department until his first day on patrol. The performance of the Baltimore K-9 corps is demonstrated by reenactments of a dog protecting his partner from a man who pulls a gun after a traffic stop and a dog's successful search for narcotics on a freighter. Part II (25 min) portrays performances of the Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, and San Francisco K-9 corps. The Washington K-9 corps demonstrates searches for bombs in the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium and at the Dulles International Airport. The role of D.C. police dogs in public relations, particularly with school children, is also demonstrated. The Minneapolis K-9 corps reenacts a search for a lost child, the apprehension of two men about to assault a police officer, and the location of evidence that led to the arrest of a rapist. The San Francisco K-9 corps demonstrates a systematic building search for a burglar, and a San Francisco officer recounts how he and his K-9 partner apprehended a team of burglars.
Index Term(s): Bomb detection; California; District of Columbia; Drug detection; Films; Foot patrol; Maryland; Minnesota; Police dog training; Police dogs
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