Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Four Videos for Police Departments on Handling Dogs

An organization called In The Line of Duty puts out and has distributed thousands of copies of the following three videos and two years ago when we spoke with them they told us that DC never ordered a copy. Maybe that has changed, but it doesn't seem like it with Scooby's killing.

Please ask your local police district to order copies now and begin a roll-call training program to train all their officers on how to handle dogs, animal abuse, and so called "pit bull" dogs. Most officers might be able to handle these situation, but its those who cannot that must be trained.

"Animal Abuse: Why Cops Can and Need to Stop It"

Far too often when law enforcement officers run across cases of animal abuse, they pass it off as “kids being kids.” It is much more than that. Studies show that people who abuse animals also abuse other people. Just for starters, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are prime examples of animal abusers who acquired a taste for blood early in life by abusing animals. It is a serious crime that can lead to more serious crime. Our nation’s law enforcement officers need to know how handle evidence and vigorously investigate animal abuse cases. This training video provides invaluable information about this important area of investigation and prosecution.

*What Dogs are Trying to Tell Cops" (2 videos)

Now, learn some very basic techniques on how each officer can 'read' a dog's behavior and prove without doubt your agency is sensitive and attentive to such training. There have been cases where cops have killed dogs they thought threatened them, only to learn there was no threat and then face enormous liability consequences. It's short, to-the-point and geared exclusively for law enforcement.

"Pit Bull Fighting/Dog Fighting: What Every Cop Should Know"

Brutal, bloodthirsty dogfighting has become a billion dollar "industry" worldwide The U.S. is now the leading provider of fighting dogs internationally. Now, learn how you can stop it on your turf and make great arrests for a multitude of other crimes, ranging from drug trafficking to money laundering to racketeering. Also addressed; preserving dogfighting crime scenes; gathering evidence/what to look for; eating 'em in court.

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