A force multiplier like no other, K-9 search units present a multitude of variables for officers to consider, and the September issue of American COP addresses how these challenges can be met. Contributing writer Ti Goetz identifies critical components for a K-9 command post and offers insight on how to keep track of fast-moving K-9 units.

“A K-9 command post must track every moving part in the operation, so if (when) things go wrong, they can quickly and effectively respond,” Goetz recommends. “As the search teams call out their search location, simply write that address under that team in a descending column. As they move from property to property, you can easily follow the progress of the search.”

Comfortable, durable duty boots can make the difference between a manageable 10-hour shift and a painfully unpleasant one. Ben Douglas profiles several high-performance boots by putting them through their paces while on the beat, with the Bates 8″ Annobon standing out.

“[The Annobon] hugged my ankles and lower shin like a sock and made it noticeably easier to wrap my backup holster around my boot,” Douglas observes. “The leather toe shined up perfectly, allowing me to take these boots straight from a night of patrol to a morning interview with the Captain without worry. What more can you ask for?”

This issue of American COP also includes a look at “bright ideas” for patrol bikes and must-have patrol gear to outlast unexpected delays.

The September Giveaway package features the PM9 from Kahr Arms. This prize bundle, valued at over $1,000, features a pair of Mach 2 8.0 boots and MX-2 crew socks from Magnum Boots, shatterproof Saint Sunglasses from Wiley X and an OPS Daypack from Fieldline Tactical. Readers can enter for a free chance to win this giveaway by visiting www.americancopmagazine.com/giveaway.

American COP provides helpful approaches to daily police work and informative product reviews. To subscribe to the free all-digital editions, visit www.americancopmagazine.com/digital-editions.

 

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