KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A dog's main job is to be "man's best friend," but at the Kansas City Mo., Police Department, they're working side by side with a human partner.
Kansas City, Mo., Police Canine Unit was formed in 1960. At the time, citizens donated four dogs to get it started. Today there are 12 canine teams.
A police canine’s primary function is to work as a locating tool.
The canines are used to conduct drug searches, explosive searches, area/field searches, building searches and article searches.
They can also assist in apprehensions.