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Dogs are not called ‘man’s best friend’ for nothing. Over the centuries, we have enjoyed a close connection with canines: they have provided invaluable help with hunting, tracking, guarding, haulage and rescue work, and have been affectionate and loyal companions without peer. In this fascinating book, Nigel Allsopp lifts the lid on the world of police dogs, examining the vital roles they play both in Australia and around the world. Despite the numerous high-tech devices now available to law-enforcement officials, ‘K9’s – as they’re known in the trade – remain an indispensable part of police work in a range of fields, notably terrorism and border protection. K9s may sometimes be sent into difficult and dangerous situations, but this is never done without care and concern, for at the heart of their role is the intimate and symbiotic relationship between dog and handler. K9 Cops explores the history, training and current use of police dogs, as well as considering what future dogs have in modern law enforcement. It also includes an A–Z of police canine units in 47 countries. For all police and military personnel, K9 Cops is an informative, must-read book. For the rest of us, it is an entertaining and heart- warming account that dog lovers the world over will enjoy.
"K-9 Cops: Police Dogs of the World" is a no-holds barred unflinching look of life on the beat with the world's police K-9 units. Australian Journalist and former police officer, Nigel Allsopp delivers a one of a kind first-hand account into the world of police canines and their handlers. He takes readers on an unprecedented journey around the world to explore how internationally renowned police departments employ highly trained and dedicated police K-9 units in the never-ending fight against crime and the sinister scourge of terrorism. Travel from the streets of Toronto, Canada, the bustling sites of London, England and New York City, to the tumultuous battlegrounds of Israel and the sands of Iraq. This book explores every aspect of life as a K-9 Officer, from unique training techniques, handler and canine selection, as well as harrowing first-hand accounts of real life police K-9 situations. This book is a must-have item for dog lovers and anyone interested in a career working with police dogs.
As a big fan of police dogs and their handlers, I've seen all the movies and watched every documentary on the subject. After reading this book, I have to say that this is one of the best works of literature that I've read documenting the reclusive world of police dogs. Mr. Allsopp has done an exemplary job in examining every detail of the police canine profession. I would recommend that everyone buy this book when they get a chance, its well worth the time to read it.