Canines are a proven law enforcement tool that has the potential to save officers time and lives. Their keen sense of hearing, smell (olfactory) coupled with their speed and agility can locate people or objects, such as evidence, in less time than officers. In high risk situations, the canine can approach or subdue a person without personal injury risk to officers, who can otherwise have to deal with the incident alone.
As a tactical tool, canines can provide a valuable psychological impact and when necessary a physical apprehension. They are invaluable in locating lost or missing persons. Also they can provide a positive public relations impact and a crime prevention deterrent effect. Extensive training and proper procedures are a necessity.
Paws 4 Law
Paws 4 Law was founded in 2012 by a group of local residents and business owners. This organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to support the City of Murrieta Police Department's K9 program. Visit their Facebook page for further details on the organization and watch a video of the Paws 4 Law 2013 event.
Sergeant Scott Montez