K9 Tactical Operations for Patrol and SWAT
174 pages, 82 photos written by Brad Smith
A comprehensive guide to integrating police canines into tactical law-enforcement operations. Written by Brad Smith, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, SWAT dog handler for 18 years, and K9 Tactical School instructor. Learn how to use a properly trained patrol dog and handler in high-risk SWAT operations such as tracking, barricaded suspects, approaches, entries, building searches, vehicle assaults, arrests, chemical agent environments, and more. All patrol officers, SWAT operators, and supervisors will benefit from reading this book.
For those that have a misconception as to how beneficial K9’s can be in a high-risk patrol or SWAT operation this book is for you. You will learn how to utilize your dog to find the suspect quicker, yet safer, while maintaining your tactical advantage and officer safety. You will learn what to look for during your selection of a Tactical SWAT dog as well as the handler. Learn how a properly trained patrol dog and the handler can be utilized during a in a high-risk patrol and SWAT operation when it comes to tracking, barricaded suspects, approaches, entries, blind corners, room clearing, hallways, stairs, attics, crawl spaces, vehicle assaults, arrest techniques and even in a gas environment.
K9 Tactical Operations will greatly benefit handlers, SWAT operators, and patrol officers. K9 Tac Ops has already been reviewed and endorsed by SWAT and K9 trainers from across the United States.
LAPD Deputy Chief of Police (ret.) Michael Hillmann says, "Brad Smith has captured the essence of a K9's value in saving lives."
Terry Anderson, President of the National Police Canine Association says, "A must-read for all law-enforcement canine handlers."
Lieutenant Ken Hubbs of the San Diego Police Department says, "Brad brings a clear view of the value of K9s in police work and, more specifically, in SWAT operations."
David Arnott, Director of Operations for the Florida SWAT Association, says, "This is a dynamic book that addresses a progressive move in the right direction for today's tactical operations community."