Peters, John M.

John has been instructing police canine handlers, supervisors and associations on the laws governing canine operations for more than 15 years. His classes have been taught across the United States and have been attended by handlers from around the world who study how U.S. laws might be used as a model for their own nation’s canine programs. John combines 40 years of trial and appellate practice in police litigation and a background in working dog sports to make his interactive class the best of its kind. You will leave this class with a better appreciation for what you do, why you do it and how to do it more effectively.

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Class: K-9 Legal

A dynamic and interactive class on the law affecting canine operations. Topics covered will include:
Session 1:

  • 4th Amendment Overview
  • K9 Sniff, Search & Seizure
  • Narcotics K9 Indication Standards
  • EOD K9
  • K9 Certification Standards
  • K9 Tracking Evidence
  • K9’s After Marijuana Legalization – Q & A

Session 2:

  • K9 Use of Force
  • Pre-Deployment Warnings
  • K9 Record Keeping
  • Supervisory┬áLiability
  • Civil Litigation┬áSurvival┬áKit
  • K9 & Public Relations – Why it Matters