Use of Canines in Law Enforcement Guidelines
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Use of Canines in Law Enforcement Guidelines

This quiz covers the guidelines for employing canines in law enforcement, including scenarios for apprehending suspects and ensuring the safety of the K-9 handler and other law enforcement officers. It also includes protocols for issuing verbal warnings before deploying canine actions.

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What is the policy of the Boca Raton Police Services Department?

To provide highly trained K-9 teams for assistance as needed

What does the term 'Standard Verbal Warning' refer to?

A verbal alert issued before a K-9 search

What does the term 'K-9 Team' refer to?

A single K-9 handler and a canine

What is the main attribute of a working class dog procured for law enforcement use?

<p>Speed, agility, and sense of smell</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of a K-9 Handler?

<p>Care, handling, and training of a K-9 for law enforcement use</p> Signup and view all the answers

What action can the supervisor take if the requesting agency refuses to abide by the K-9 directives?

<p>Refuse service to the other agency and return the K-9 team to the City</p> Signup and view all the answers

What will the K-9 handler do if, during the search, a suspect is bitten and there is an unreasonable delay in receiving medical attention?

<p>Advise the LEO in charge of the policy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What will happen if a dog bite results from a usage out of agency jurisdiction?

<p>A BRPSD supervisor will be notified and will properly document the incident</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who must authorize all public relations demonstrations?

<p>The chief of police or his/her designee</p> Signup and view all the answers

What action should be taken if, during the search, a suspect is bitten and there is an unreasonable delay in receiving medical attention?

<p>Stop the search immediately and seek medical attention for the suspect</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be done if the outside agency fails to comply with the request to follow the K-9 directives?

<p>Call a supervisor to resolve the problem</p> Signup and view all the answers

When should a BRPSD supervisor be notified regarding a dog bite incident?

<p>Immediately after the incident</p> Signup and view all the answers

How should a K-9 handler proceed if a suspect is bitten during the search?

<p>Stop the search, seek medical attention for the suspect, and advise the LEO in charge of the policy</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who can resolve issues if there is an unreasonable delay in receiving medical attention after a suspect is bitten during a search?

<p>A supervisor called to resolve the problem</p> Signup and view all the answers

What must be done before beginning a search as per BRPSD K-9 directives?

<p>The requesting agency must agree to abide by all directives including medical treatment standards.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Under what circumstance can the canine be used to apprehend a hiding suspect?

<p>When the canine indicates the possible presence of a hidden offender</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the standard procedure before initiating canine actions when the dog indicates the possible presence of a hidden offender?

<p>Issue a verbal warning to afford the offender an opportunity to surrender</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which situation should the canine not be used for an apprehension?

<p>A large-scale fight where the canine will not know whom to apprehend</p> Signup and view all the answers

When should a narcotic detection canine be used?

<p>At the discretion of the K-9 handler, based on his knowledge of laws regarding its use</p> Signup and view all the answers

What must be done before using an explosive detection canine?

<p>Evacuate the building or area to be searched</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required before using a K-9 team for crowd control?

<p>The K-9 handler obtaining approval by the watch commander</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should individuals do when in the same proximity as the K-9 team?

<p>Remain in or return to their vehicles until directed by the K-9 handler</p> Signup and view all the answers

What steps are taken when an outside agency requests assistance from a BRPSD K-9 team?

<p>Contacting a BRPSD on-duty supervisor to resolve any conflict</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are LEOs required to do when using canines for crowd control?

<p>Ensure that canines are leashed in a crowd control situation on a six-foot leash attached to the collar while advancing</p> Signup and view all the answers

Under what circumstance should canines be used for crowd control?

<p>Only when an apparent threat or danger exists by the crowd to LEOs or innocent bystanders</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is advised when using narcotics detection canines?

<p>The narcotic detection canine should be used at the discretion of the K-9 handler, based on his knowledge of laws regarding its use.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of dispatching K-9 teams according to the guidelines?

<p>To contain suspects within a building or given area during a crime in progress</p> Signup and view all the answers

What responsibility does the initial responding LEO have during a search according to the guidelines?

<p>Notify a supervisor and call for additional units to secure the perimeter</p> Signup and view all the answers

Under what circumstances can a K-9 handler conduct a search without a lead in an enclosed area or fenced open area?

<p>If the area is sufficiently small and the fence has been visually checked to prevent escape</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should LEOs do before entering an area or building to assist the K-9 handler during a search?

<p>Evaluate the circumstances and request back-up LEOs to secure the building and exits</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the responsibilities of the K-9 handler in building searches?

<p>Ensure that the building has been properly secured</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what situations can LEOs enter a building under the command of a supervisor according to the guidelines?

<p>When authorized by the K-9 handler or when a K-9 handler is injured and unaccounted for</p> Signup and view all the answers

When can a K-9 team follow the ground scent that a suspect has left while in flight?

<p>During tracking situations</p> Signup and view all the answers

Under what circumstances can a canine be used to apprehend a suspect according to the guidelines?

<p>Only when physical force is necessary to subdue a subject and when it is legal</p> Signup and view all the answers

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