Police Receive Training on Encountering Canines

Police Receive Training on Encountering Canines

Class was is session Tuesday for law enforcement officers.
WEST MONROE, LA -- Class was in session Tuesday for law enforcement officers.

The one day training session was designed to help officers that come across dogs during their daily duties.

It's purpose was to give officers a better understanding of the animals and their behavior, and how they should react if they're ever in that situation.

"In our training, none of us have been trained on how to deal with dogs. And now, especially with social media, there's a lot more spotlight  put on our encounters with animals. Are there times when it's justifiable to shoot an animal? Absolutely. But what this class is teaching us is the same methods we use with people, we can apply to dogs as well," said Julie Lewis with Louisiana State Police Troop F.

Officers from as far away as south Louisiana were on hand to attend.

"I'm actually learning a lot about the different type of aggression and different manners. And how you can go about reacting and not reacting," said Jordan Corbello with New Roads Police.

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission hosted the training session. 

This type of training is necessary for members of law enforcement to undertake.
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