GHN — K9 Partners of Monroe County, New York, a canine-friendly facebook group, is petitioning the White House to make it
mandatory for police officers to get trained in handling dogs non-lethally.
“The time has come to move on a great cause and one that the White House Administration is ready to view and act upon it,” says Eddie Cintron, founder and administrator of the group.
Cintron says that hundreds of dogs are being killed each day at the hands of the ones that are to “Protect and Serve” simply because they have no non-lethal force training to handle un-familiar canines.
“The White House petition website is allowing Americans to post the single most important issue that needs to be addressed on a national level and need I say more that the handling of our canines is one that needs to be addressed,” he adds.
Cintron feels that training for officers in handling of our canine family members should be a standard training for the police department, just like any other training that deems important, so they can do their jobs to protect the tax-payers that provide their salaries.
“The purpose of this petition is to petition the White House Administration that this is part of a training that is much needed to equip their officers across the country,” says Cintron. “The importance of this petition is that it will bring safety for officers, canines, and the community as a whole.”
K9 Partners of Monroe County has partnered with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department as they seek to find the right resources to get their officers trained and our group as a support in the awareness and education of the community.
The group is inviting dog lovers and others to join them and be part of the “great endeavor” that this country needs for the safety of officers, canines, and the community as a whole. The petition is online at
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/institute-mandatory-training-police-officers-non-lethal-force-handling-our-canines-family-members/714601Dk and aims at receiving 25 thousand signatures by October 05, 2012.