A comprehensive guide to integrating police canines into tactical law-enforcement operations. Written by Brad Smith, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, SWAT dog handler for 18 years, and K9 Tactical School instructor. Learn how to use a properly trained patrol dog and handler in high-risk SWAT operations such as tracking, barricaded suspects, approaches, entries, building searches, vehicle assaults, arrests, chemical agent environments, and more. All patrol officers, SWAT operators, and supervisors will benefit from reading this book. LAPD Deputy Chief of Police (ret.) Michael Hillmann says, "Brad Smith has captured the essence of a K9's value in saving lives." Terry Anderson, President of the National Police Canine Association says, "A must-read for all law-enforcement canine handlers." Lieutenant Ken Hubbs of the San Diego Police Department says, "Brad brings a clear view of the value of K9s in police work and, more specifically, in SWAT operations." And David Arnott, Director of Operations for the Florida SWAT Association, says, "This is a dynamic book that addresses a progressive move in the right direction for today's tactical operations community."
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