The K-9 officers that police departments have on patrol today still search for lost people and criminals, but they are not your grandfather’s police dogs.
They are a whole lot more.
The dogs are trained in narcotics, bomb detection and tactical work.
Now the K-9 training coordinator for the state police, Sgt. Jerry Molet said that in the 22 years he has been working with dogs, techniques and the focus of K-9 use have grown significantly. He said dogs used to be difficult-to-handle animals that were trained as guard dogs and to use their aggression in helping police make arrests.