Rose and his partner JT became a team in late 2006. They have a
reputation as one of the leading K9 teams in Ohio and the
Midwest Region with over 500 arrests. The K9 Team is certified
in narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, tracking and
article recovery through both the Ohio Peace Officers Training
Association and the North American Police Work Dog Association.
JT and Officer Rose have also appeared and performed on
television programs and nationally syndicated radio shows. JT is
also an official test dog for the KONG Company to test the
durability of toys.
Should you have any
request for a demonstration please contact Officer
Why Law Enforcement Uses Dogs
Sense of Smell
Police K-9's sense of smell is almost 50 times greater than
humans. They can discern a particular smell even when there are
dozens of smells in the area. A dog can quickly sniff out
criminals, drugs, weapons and bombs in situations where a human
officer would have to search every inch (a dangerous and time
consuming task) and the officer still may not find anything.
The commanding bark of a well-trained dog often leads criminals
to surrender. Criminals cannot intimidate or scare these dogs
nor can they reason with them. The presence of a police dog
often times protects an officer or citizen from physical
Sense of Hearing
K-9's can hear twice as well as people. They can detect sounds
that are too faint for the human ears and even sounds pitched at
frequencies above and below a human range.
History of Police Dogs
European police forces were using bloodhounds as early as the
18th century. It wasn't until World War I that countries like
Belgium and Germany formalized the training process and started
using dogs for specific tasks, such as guard duty. The practice
continued through World War II. Soldiers returning home brought
news of the well-trained dogs being used by both sides of the
The use of police dogs didn't gain a foothold in the United
States until the 1970's. Today, police dogs are recognized as a
vital part of law enforcement and the use of police dogs has
grown rapidly within the last decade.