Utilization of police dogs: a Turkish perspective


Ozcan S. S. , Akin H., Bayram H., Bas M., Yildiz A. , Ozdemiroglu A.

POLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT, vol.32, no.2, pp.226-237, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/13639510910958154
  • Title of Journal : POLICING-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICE STRATEGIES & MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-237

Abstract

Purpose - The use of canines in the gathering of evidence is a valuable tool for law enforcement to discover crime and criminals. Narcotics, explosives, cadaver detection, search and rescue, or patrol dogs are prevalently used by most police organizations for combatting crime. Police service dogs decrease the time required and increase success in crime detection. The purpose of this paper is to review the different fields of police service dog training programs, to investigate their implementation abroad and compare them to Turkey.