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Anyone know of magazines for police dog trainers? Grace-Ellen McCrann (13 Feb 2004 00:00 UTC)

Anyone know of magazines for police dog trainers? Grace-Ellen McCrann 13 Feb 2004 00:00 UTC

12 February 2004

Some Police Dog/Rescue Dog Resources ---

Many of the professional Police K9 associations
produce some sort of publication/newsletter for
their members and most of these groups also
restrict their membership to current/former
professional law enforcement personnel. But some
also include publicly accessible articles re
various aspects of using/training/caring for
K9 dogs on their websites.

1) Membership in the North American Police Work
Dog Association includes a quarterly newsletter.

2) National Narcotic Dog Association

This website also includes a page of articles:

3) The United States Police Canine Association has
a page of Canine Training Articles at:

as well as a page of Canine Medical Articles at:

The Association's main webpage is at:

There are also several links on the page re legal
opinions/information about the use of dogs in
police work.

4) The Law Enforcement Bloodhound Association
website at:
includes a link re the book, _Common Scents ---
The Bloodhound in Law Enforcement_

Other related resouces include:

5) The Working Dog Foundation is an organization
founded to support Police K9 activities in New
Hampshire. Membership includes a quarterly

6) The National Search and Rescue Committee (NASAR)
offers a free email newsletter which includes some
stories/information re search and rescue dogs.
You/your patron can sign up for the newsletter and
read the archives at:

>From 1993-2003 NASAR also published the quarterly,
_SAR Dog Alert_.  All those issues are available
online for free at:

There is an archive of articles written in the mid
1990s for a NASAR publication called _Response_.
Several of the articles are about SAR dogs.

The URL for the NASAR SAR Dog Update page (includes
links to an archive of articles) is:

A fact sheet about SAR dogs can be found at:

The URL for the NASAR homepage is:

7) The American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA) also
offers a free online newsletter. This newsletter
seems to be mostly news stories about rescue dogs
and their handlers, but your patron may find it

ARDA has published a book re training K9 dogs ---
_Search and Rescue Dogs : Training the K9 Hero_

An ARDA Research Paper "Utilizing Air-Scenting
Search Dogs to Locate Drowning Victims" is
available at:

The main ARDA website is:

8) The York County (Maine) Emergency Response
Rescue Team  has posted "Using Dogs to Locate
Drowning Victims" at:

9) Ohio Valley (Indiana) Search and Rescue has
an interesting page "Search Dog Training" (including
an overview of the steps involved in their dog
training program) at:

10) the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association
has a page of K9 training/information articles at:

11) Connecticut Cainine Search and Rescue includes
a list of recommended books on its website at:

12) The legal side of using dogs in law enforcement
is addressed on the "Canine Legal Update and
Activity" website at:

13) Information about "Scent Evidence" can be
found at:

These articles are from a website maintained by
Ted Hamm, a paid civilian contractor with the
Los Angeles County (California) Sheriff's
Department. He and his dogs  have been involved
in over 700 criminal investigations.

The URL for the website's homepage is:

14) There are a large number of articles about
law enforcement K9s (arranged by topic) on the
Police Dog Home Page at:

15) The Nordic Police Dog Union
(Denmark/Finland/Iceland/Norway/Sweden) publishes
_Nordic Police Dog Magazine_ and a newsletter.

16) The Canadian Police Canine Association publishes
the _Longline_ magazine four times a year.

17) Western States Police Canine Association
(California) publishes a newsletter.

18) The Newsletter of the Oregon Police Canine
Association is online at:

Kind regards,

Grace-Ellen McCrann
Chief, Reference & Government Document Divisions
The City College of New York
Cohen Library,  2nd Floor
138th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650 5073


--- Sharon Diehm <Diehm.SharonL@POLICE.QLD.GOV.AU>

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for magazines titles that may be
suitable for police dog trainers.  Specifically
ones that are written by police dog training
societies/associations.  Can anyone help?

This is an enquiry only and doesn't constitute
and order.

Sharon Diehm

Sharon Diehm
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