K-9 units are an essential part of every metropolitan policing agency; however, this is the very first scholarly work devoted to the field. Written by Charles Mesloh, an active handler and researcher in police use of canines, this volume covers police dog history, training, and deployment based upon scientific analysis. It explores the core functions of work dogs, and devotes chapters to scent related deployment, use of force, apprehension related deployment, and research and evaluation. Where relevant, each chapter works its way from theory to application. Dr. Mesloh also examines new issues based upon a recent study of K-9 handlers.
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Meyers, USA