police dog


Definition of police dog

1 : a dog trained to assist police (as in drug detection)

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The helicopter was equipped with forward-looking infrared technology, allowing troopers in the air to direct other troopers, a police dog, and local officers on the ground to the juveniles’ location, police said. BostonGlobe.com, "Two juveniles who escaped from a detention facility Monday afternoon in Plymouth were captured thanks to infrared technology mounted on a State Police helicopter, police said.," 11 Sep. 2019 On May 31, state police conducted a massive search of the Albany Avenue area using police dogs and teams of detectives. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Police suspect a hunting switchblade was used to kill Jennifer Farber Dulos. A Hartford man sold it for $10.," 9 Sep. 2019 After a police dog sniffed outside the vehicle, investigators said, authorities found a cooler with the crystal meth in the back of the vehicle. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Bail set at $1 million for 2 men charged in 24-pound crystal meth bust," 9 Sep. 2019 The kids’ tent will include face painting, craft workshops, balloons, fire truck display, police dog demonstration and a kids safety clinic led by the Havre de Grace Police Department. Rachel Steffan, baltimoresun.com, "Something for everyone at Havre de Grace Art Show this weekend," 14 Aug. 2019 The family-friendly fair featured interactive displays showcasing SWAT, crime scene investigation, bicycle safety, police dogs and horses. Daily Pilot, "Newport safety fair celebrates National Night Out," 7 Aug. 2019 In January, a deputy from Anderson County in South Carolina resigned after a police dog in his care was badly injured, according to Independent Mail. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "Deputy who resigned after injuring police dog won’t face criminal charges: report," 2 Aug. 2019 According to the Sheriff's office, a police dog alerted on the vehicle, and officers conducted a search. Gene Maddaus, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Chi’ actress Sonja Sohn arrested on cocaine possession charge," 22 July 2019 Robert Donell Annunziata, 33, of McDonough, Ga. was taken into custody after a police dog found him about 6:50 p.m., Stonington police Capt. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Georgia murder suspect arrested after he ran across I-95, hid near Stonington Little League ballfields, police say," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of police dog

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of police dog

: a dog that is trained to help police find criminals and illegal drugs

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Kids Definition of police dog

: a dog trained to help police

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