A K-9 Police Officer is a special police officer trained to use a dog to help him fight crime.The Police Officer still does most everything a normal police officer does, he just has an assistant who is highly trained to track and detect using his keen sense of smell.These are some of the things a K-9 Police Officer will need to do
The educational requirements involve at least a high school diploma, but preferably a couple of years of college.Officers must also be able to work well with dogs and humans, and must learn a lot of specific information about equipment, rules and laws.
Physical education – Must be physically fit – this can be a physically challenging jobCommunication – you have to be able to communicate well with the publicActive Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are sayingCritical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problemsSocial Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they doService Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help peopleProblem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong Oral Comprehension and Expression - The ability to listen to and understand and speak and be understoodInductive and Deductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules and apply general rules to specific problems or conclusions Volunteer work
Hourly rate from $19 to $28Annual Salary from $39,000 to $88,000
Overview <br />A police officer who works and lives with his partner, a dog<br />Track down criminals, missing people, drugs, and explosives<br />Help stop crimes in progress<br />Acquire information from criminals about crimes<br />Write reports and maintain records of incidents<br />Operate vehicles or equipment <br />
Overview<br />Identify and report objects, actions, and events <br />Make decisions and solve problems<br />Protect lives and property of individuals and the public<br />Pursue, apprehend, issue citations, or give warnings to people who break the law<br />Investigate burglaries or give first aid to accident victims<br />Arrest suspected criminals and enforce traffic laws<br />
Requirements <br />12-14 weeks of training with the agency<br />Specific firearm instruction and fingerprint identification<br />Must be at least 21 years old to work in this career<br />Must take an oath to uphold the law 24 hours a day<br />
Education<br />A high school diploma is required<br />1-2 years of college or university education is preferred<br />Knowledge of working with dogs<br />Knowledge of human behavior and performance<br />Knowledge of equipment, policies, and procedures to provide effective security operations<br />Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules<br />
Additional Education<br />Physical education/ sports<br />Communication<br />Leadership/ management<br />Speaking clearly and effectively<br />Active Listening<br />Critical Thinking<br />Social Perceptiveness<br />Service Orientation<br />Problem Sensitivity<br />Oral Comprehension and Expression<br />Inductive and Deductive Reasoning<br />Volunteer work <br />
OutlookandGrowth Potential<br />2008-2018<br />There are anywhere from 883,600 to 968,400 workers<br />The chance of getting this job is from stable to favorable and is increasing as fast as average <br />From 2008 to 2018 the Growth Potential is increasing at about 12%<br />
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Thoughts About Success<br />“In the long run you hit only what you aim at; therefore aim high.” (Henry Thoreau)<br />
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