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AMERICA'S POLICE K-9
| INTELLIGENCE, COURAGE, DEVOTION WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
AMERICAS' POLICE K-9
The k-9 was first employed by police departments in riot situations
Today due to the more sophisticated demands in day-to-day police work, police K-9 undergotraining can encompass not only
intense obeience and apprehension but also tracking, drugdetection, bomb detection and cadaver search. They dogs must not
only be able to apprehendand hold the suspect they are sent after, they must also be good diplomats who are friendly and
approachable by children and adults.
The German Shepherd breed was the first Police K-9 to serve. The first city that used K-9 wasNew York City in 1907 with the
neighboring state of New Jersey following. In 1910 the cityof Glen Ridge New Jersey purchased two Belgian Sheepdogs from
In 1914-1916 the city of Baltimore had two privately owned Airdale Terriers that were used.
The data collected by Law Enforcement Institute Of Sam Houston University Police k-9 suggests the use of police K-9 had
phased out about 1951 thru 1954 when most k-9's were used in the department stores for security purposes.
In 1954 Dearborn Michigan had 4 dogs and handlers working but the program
lasted only until 1955 when the dogs were sold to Portland Oregon. Portland acquired 11 more dogs, (German Shepherds and
Doberman Pinschers) but with lack of training the K-9 unit wasnot successful.
Reasons for k-9 units being disbanded: inadequate funding, well meaning but incompetant trainers,
dogs no suitable for police work and lack of public acceptance and interest.
Soon after 1953 crime rate in the streets exploded and Police Departments recognized the needed role of the K-9. Trainers were
now taking a different approach in training the K-9, possibly the trainers were ex military, who provided groundbreaking
training methods which were extremely successful.
In 1956-57 the city of Baltimore established the first modern k-9 program with the city of LosAngeles showing a keen
interest in doing the same but ultimately decided against it due to mostareas were patroled by vehicles.
In 1959 Baltimore City was firmly established as the K-9 program that inspired other cities such as Lancaster Pa. to send
police officers for training to bea K-9 officer.