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Police K9 Unit Trauma Training

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dr_marino_with_police_classPolice K9 units face substantial risk of injury on a daily basis.  These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of his canine partner.

Long Island Veterinary Specialists has been offering training programs for police handlers and annual training courses provided by veterinary experts from Long Island Veterinary Specialists to approved police K9 units.  The combination of lectures, hands on training using volunteer dogs, and canine medical mannequins provides the officer adequate skills to act in a canine emergency. 

Your donation will help LIVS continue to provide training for police handlers in emergency trauma care.

Title: Police K9 Unit Trauma Training
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Problem:
Police canine teams face substantial risk of injury on a daily basis.  While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of his canine partner.  

Objective:
To fund the training of police canine officers in providing general medical and emergency care to their canine partners until transfer to a specialized veterinary facility can be arranged.

Background:
Police canine teams face substantial risks on a daily basis, especially working apprehension and explosive detection teams, which present an increased risk of injury due to poisoning, or explosion. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects.  Training their human partners in emergency trauma care could save the lives of a police canines. Medical training utilizing the emergency kits will give the officer the means to do just that.

Materials and Methods:
t3Annual training courses provided by veterinary experts from Long Island Veterinary Specialists to approved police K9 units.  The combination of lectures, hands on training using volunteer dogs, and canine medical mannequins provides the officer adequate skills when confronted with a canine emergency.  The lecturers will donate their time and expertise, as well as pets for demonstration purposes. The use of the Meyer “Mike” Kaplan lecture hall at Long Island Veterinary Specialists is donated. Equiptment, supplies and refreshments are to be determined based on class size. We anticipate 3 classes of 30 officers each year.

Budget:
1. Lecturer Salaries  = $2000 per class, totaling $6,000 per year donated by Long Island Veterinary Specialists
2. Equipment, supplies and refreshments= $100 per officer totaling $9,000

Total  = $ 15,000

 

Police K9 Trauma Training

Police K9 Trauma Training