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The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

Role of the K9 Unit Supervisor

By Jay Brock

When I began as a K9 handler in the early 1990s, I was fortunate to have a K9 unit supervisor who had a wealth of K9 experience himself, both as a handler and as the unit supervisor for several years. He was extremely patient with new handlers like myself and provided a great deal of guidance and instruction to all members of the unit continually. Because of his experience, department administration trusted that we were following policies and using proper deployment protocols in the field. Fast forward a couple of decades, and I have had the opportunity to work with numerous different K9 programs and have learned some valuable lessons along the way.

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