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Pros and cons on being a K9 officer ?

Was thinking about being a K9 officer but wanted advise first be for I persue.

Asked By: William - 12/15/2008
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I've been a K9 handler for about 8 years now and have seen my share of pros and cons in this assignment. So lets get to it... More
Answered By: ihop - 12/16/2008
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You will not be selected for K-9 duty immediately. Before being considered for any special assignment, you will have to put your time in the patrol division, and prove yourself there. That will give you plenty of time to observe the K-9 handlers, and make an informed decision.
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Answered By: trooper3316 - 12/15/2008
 
i looked into it when i was younger. apparently the thing most people fail on is the ability to live with and house the dog, 24/7. it's like the police giving you a child to look after.
Answered By: tnuc_denots_gnikcuf - 12/15/2008
 
Pro: Cute Fuzzy Dog Con: Itchy Fleas
Answered By: dude - 12/15/2008
 
You have to establish yourself as a reliable law enforcement officer that maturely handles responsibilities. Show you can do the job---and also get in well with supervisory and/or administrative staff ( yes, law enforcement work is politically ambitious work, too) and you'll be chosen for K-9 duty... More
Answered By: Mr. Wizard - 12/15/2008
 
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