Report with Recommendation Concerning State Approved Certification and Mandatory Standards of Training for Police Working Dogs [open pdf - 19KB]
"This research will assist the State of Texas and law enforcement agencies in establishing working regulations, standards of training, and specifications for police working dogs, their handlers, and trainers. As a result of this research, the civil liability and misuse of the police working dog could be reduced to a minimum with-in the State of Texas. The state approved certification and mandatory training would provide better education resulting in more effective performance. Also, this would provide the recognition and high standards of training and certification that our law enforcement officers enjoy today."
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Sam Houston State University: http://www.shsu.edu/