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  • 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

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  • 1. K-9 Police Officer
    By: Emilie Gick
    D Block
  • 2. Overview
    A police officer who works and lives with his partner, a dog
    Track down criminals, missing people, drugs, and explosives
    Help stop crimes in progress
    Acquire information from criminals about crimes
    Write reports and maintain records of incidents
    Operate vehicles or equipment
  • 3. Overview
    Identify and report objects, actions, and events
    Make decisions and solve problems
    Protect lives and property of individuals and the public
    Pursue, apprehend, issue citations, or give warnings to people who break the law
    Investigate burglaries or give first aid to accident victims
    Arrest suspected criminals and enforce traffic laws
  • 4. Requirements
    12-14 weeks of training with the agency
    Specific firearm instruction and fingerprint identification
    Must be at least 21 years old to work in this career
    Must take an oath to uphold the law 24 hours a day
  • 5. Education
    A high school diploma is required
    1-2 years of college or university education is preferred
    Knowledge of working with dogs
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance
    Knowledge of equipment, policies, and procedures to provide effective security operations
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules
  • 6. Additional Education
    Physical education/ sports
    Communication
    Leadership/ management
    Speaking clearly and effectively
    Active Listening
    Critical Thinking
    Social Perceptiveness
    Service Orientation
    Problem Sensitivity
    Oral Comprehension and Expression
    Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
    Volunteer work
  • 7. Salary
    Hourly Beginning- $19.19
    Hourly Middle-$28.11
    Hourly Potential-$42.45
    Annual Beginning-$39,930
    Annual Middle- $58,455
    Annual Potential- $88,290
  • 8. OutlookandGrowth Potential
    2008-2018
    There are anywhere from 883,600 to 968,400 workers
    The chance of getting this job is from stable to favorable and is increasing as fast as average
    From 2008 to 2018 the Growth Potential is increasing at about 12%
  • 9. Related Careers
    Fitness/martial arts
    Involved in scouts or police cadets
    Correctional officer
    Gaming surveillance officer
    Private Detectives and Criminal Investigators
    Security Guards
    Fire Inspectors and Investigators
    First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention workers
  • 10. Thoughts About Success
    “In the long run you hit only what you aim at; therefore aim high.” (Henry Thoreau)