Whether you use K-9s for narcotics, patrol, school resource support or homeland security detail, this training telecast will help you get the most out of your dog or the K-9 unit assigned to assist your agency. If you are not a law enforcement officer, but an animal lover, this broadcast will appeal to you as well.

Learning Objectives

  • K-9 handler qualifications
  • General use of K-9s
  • K-9 chase criteria
  • Legal aspects surrounding the use of K-9s
  • Guidelines for the use of apprehension K-9s
  • Tracking
  • Building searches
  • Area searches
  • Article searches
  • Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Crowd control
  • Crime scene contamination prevention

Originally Aired: September 22, 2005


Frank Campbell

Deputy, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Frank Campbell heads the training for that agency’s K9 unit. He has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 1978 and has worked patrol, explosives, narcotics, FTO and the SWAT team. He’s also trained with the Royal Dutch Air Force and French National Police in narcotics detection and served our country in the U.S. Army. Deputy Campbell is a Florida-certified evaluator and instructor for police canines; he is also a USPCA Level 1 Trainer, an NRA Firearms instructor and an S&W Chemical Agent instructor.