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Inside this book you will find comprehensive information on every aspect of the K9 unit, from administration to officer safety on the job. With two decades of experience, R. S. Eden presents expert training exercises and deployment procedures. Action photos back up his points. In addition, the author examines the attitudes of law enforcement officers from both within and outside the K9 team and analyzes how this affects officer performance and morale.

Table of Contents

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1. K9 administration
2. Patrol officer's guide to K9
3. K9 officers
4. The basics of survival
5. Range training for K9 applications
6. Handler control vs. reasonable force
7. Tracking
8. Tracking on-line vs. off-line
9. Officer effectiveness on the track
10. Building searches
11. Flashlight techniques
12. Vehicle stops
13. Emergency response team support
14. Chemical agents
15. K9 testimony
16. Police dog protection and safety
17. K9 trauma care
18. Valor
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Robert S. Eden

Robert S. Eden is a retired 28 year police veteran. Working with the Delta Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, Robert became a member of the dog section in 1983 and was appointed to the B.C. Police Commission's committee to create minimum police dog training standards for law enforcement agencies in the province. In 1991 he created and developed the International Police K9 Conference, a training seminar that was neither politically oriented nor specific to any particular style of training. Robert continues to consult worldwide on police K9 operations.