Police Jobs: Police Dog Handler
April 14, 2010 Kent, UK Police Recruitment UK is inviting potential candidates to become a police officer and to train as a police dog handler, a big commitment and a police jobs that normally lasts for 7 years. The commitment often involves the dog living with the handler and taking full responsibility for the well being and health of the dog.
Police units all over the globe rely on the formidable powers of dogs to tackle the problems that would otherwise prove nearimpossible for their human counterparts. Police dogs are a huge asset and they help to deter criminals and safeguard the public because of their amazing sense of smell. A dog’s sense of smell is so finely tuned and many times more sensitive than a human’s, and so is ideal for tracking or detecting, whether for drugs, criminals, bombs, stolen property, or kidnap victims. Dogs can train in a police course to detect a number of different substances.
To become a police officer dog handler is one of the most exciting and challenging police jobs that an individual can undertake within a police recruitment and police course:
* Each day is different and brings with it a new challenge.
* With a dog handler most of the work takes place outdoors.
* Hours of work will vary and depend upon the task that you are required to, but the rewards are there.
* The chance for a police jobs that pays up to £25,000 per annum with experience.
Perhaps the most common perception of a police dog is the German Shepherd. These are, indeed, the most popular general purpose dogs as used by most police forces as they not only have the combination of size, controllable aggression, stamina and will to work, but they also accept training willingly.
Over time the role of the police dog within police jobs has grown and they are now used as part of a wider strategy, which includes:
1. To search for explosives, weapons, narcotics, money and dead bodies.
2. To aid in the search for missing or injured people.
3. To protect people where a situation gets out of hand such as controlling crowds at football matches.
4. To track and detain offenders who are on the run from the police.
To learn more about police jobs and careers, visit http://www.police-recruitment.co.uk/