This class is recommended for Patrol Supervisors, Patrol Watch Commanders and Incident Commanders with zero to minimal knowledge of K9 operations and related policies who are now directly supervising or may supervise a patrol K9 team in the field to assist in limiting their liability and preparing for their potential “legal defense” in the event of a lawsuit. The class will examine TAC Team’s “360 Degrees of Responsibility” involving a police service dog.
Date & Times: Monday, July 22, 2019, 0800 to 1700
Location: South Gate, California
Host Agency: South Gate Police Department
In most agencies, patrol supervisors, not the collaterally-assigned K9 supervisor, are assigned as the immediate supervisors for patrol K9 handlers and responsible for the first-line supervision and primary evaluation of the handlers. Immediate supervisors and other patrol supervisors become “K9 supervisors” in terms of liability when a K9 team is deployed under their supervision during a field operation or works in the field under their general supervision. Patrol supervisors are usually knowledgeable with the liability aspects related to other less lethal tools, but less familiar with deployments, use of force and liability as related directly to the police dog and the K9 handler.
NOTE: This class is NOT recommended nor intended for current or former K9 handlers or K9 supervisors. A more comprehensive course for K9 handlers and K9 supervisors is "Canine Liability 360" being held in Napa (CA) on March 26 & 27 or South Gate (CA) on July 23 & 24.
Registration: Course restricted to 50 law enforcement supervisors on a first-come basis. Tuition is $125.00 per person. Registration deadline is June 21.
To make a reservation or to request a course announcement, contact Bill Lewis II at SgtBLewis2@aol.com
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