police dog


Definition of police dog

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

Examples of police dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nigel Blagrove, 41, was arrested at about 7:45 p.m. when a police dog found him under the house. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, "Shooting suspect arrested after refusing to leave 7th Ward home for 14 hours," 11 Sep. 2020 The 2-year-old police dog, Missile, is recovering after he was shot Monday in Thorsby. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Campaign launched to buy bulletproof vest for Chilton County K-9 wounded in shootout," 4 Sep. 2020 The men were pulled over for a traffic infraction around 2 p.m., according to reports, and a police dog indicated that the trunk of their car contained contraband, authorities said. Clifford Ward, chicagotribune.com, "Beach Park traffic stop leads to felony drug arrests, seizure of almost 7 pounds of meth, heroin and cocaine," 28 Aug. 2020 Nelson released his police dog, which bit Obet, and then shot him in the torso. Gene Johnson, Star Tribune, "Police officer charged with murder under new Washington law," 20 Aug. 2020 And a police dog, shot in the face, is being treated and is expected to live. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Roy police kill suspect and a police dog has been shot in the face," 8 Aug. 2020 But her father can imagine what her reaction might have been to the police dog given to Waukesha. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A foundation honoring a dog-loving Hartland girl just helped Waukesha police get their first K-9 cop," 17 Nov. 2019 When the Brunswick Dog Park, on Cross Creek Drive, was selected, the plan grew to include the addition of agility course equipment, which will be used by local police departments for police dog training. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Founder of Brady’s K9 Fund spruces up Brunswick Dog Park," 1 Sep. 2020 Salt Lake City police will no longer use K9 dogs on suspects after disturbing video showed a police dog apparently biting a Black man kneeling with his hands up, the mayor said Wednesday on Twitter. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Salt Lake City police will stop using K9s on suspects after video shows dog biting Black man repeatedly," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of police dog

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Sep 2020

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“Police dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20dog. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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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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