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R2 232 Pounce K9 Legal Seminar Caldwell

February 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R2 232

     K9 Operations and the Law

Description:  Not simply a legal update session. This class begins and ends with an examination of the critical relationship among civilian attitudes, politics and the laws they have to enforce. The class takes a dynamic and interactive approach to educating police canine handlers and supervisors on current criminal and civil laws which govern the performance of their duties. The class draws on the actual experiences of the instructor and those attending the class to highlight the legal topics being covered. Officers are taught the relationship among training, records and the law and the importance of positive public relations in shaping the legal environment they must operate within.

Representative Topics Covered:1
K9 Search and Seizure Law Avoiding and Defending the Civil Lawsuit
K9 Vehicle Sniffs K9 & Fair Labor Standards Act
Tracking Evidence K9 Supervisory Liability
K9 Use of Force Issues K9 Certification Standards
K9 Pre-Deployment Warnings K9 Failure to Train Issues
K9 Record Keeping and Report Writing Mutual Aid Agreements Involving K9
K9 In the Era of Marijuana Legalization K9, Community Relations and The Law

Class Materials
-There are no hard copy materials distributed.
-Each attendee will receive an electronic copy (PDF) of the full Power Point used for the class following completion of the class (by email).
-Each attendee will also be asked to complete and submit a class review sheet.

This course is educational in nature and does not create an attorney/client relationship between the instructor and any person attending the class. Anyone with a specific legal matter requiring representation should consult their own attorney, agency attorney, State Attorney General or local prosecutor.

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Dates: February 25, 2022

Time:  0800-1700

Credit Hours:   8 POST Hours


Caldwell Police Department
Community Room
110 South 5th Avenue
Caldwell, Idaho

Cost: $200.00  Payable to Caldwell Police Department  Attention: LT Doug Winfield
(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:  February 18, 2022

Instructors:   John M. Peters, Pounce K-9 Legal Seminarls

Registration Details:   Contact Lt. Doug Winfield, Caldwell PD;
call (208) 455-4534 or email



For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations, call Lt. Doug Winfield at (208) 455-4534 or


February 25, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Caldwell Police Department


Caldwell Police Department
110 South 5th Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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