Police Dog Open House

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 2:12 p.m., October 20, 2014

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Police Dog Services held an open house at their facility on October 18 where they demonstrated the skills and roles of police dogs. Jango, Maverick, Memphis, Ellis and Stryker were just some of the Service dogs that took the stage alongside officers. The dogs and officers demonstrated several tactics used by police when working with dogs such as explosive detection, article search, narcotics detection, apprehension, recalls and searches for people.

A crowd behind a fence milling about
Attendees wait for a police dog demonstration at the 25th Anniversary of Toronto Police Dog Services.
A crowd behind a fence milling about
Men in uniform walk with 4 dogs in single file.
A man in an orange jump suit is screaming as dog bites on to his arm.
A young boy next to a dog with a police officer holding on to it with a leash. Two other older children look at the dog.
A young boy in a parka stands next to a dog.
A man in uniform smiling at a child while he folds a blue paper to put inside a plastic water bottle.
A dog sitting next to a small suitcase, with other suitcases in a row next to this one.
A man in uniform bent on one knee with his arm around a dog.
A boy and an officer walk towards a big wooden box with an open door.
A young boy in a red jacket looks at collector cards on a table
A dog next to a large wooden box.
A man in a skimask with a fake bomb in his hand.
A man in uniform holding a dog by a leash, shot through a chain link fence.