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Police training for dog encounters becomes law

Published On: May 13 2013 11:54:02 AM CDT
DENVER -

New training for Colorado law enforcement in the aftermath of deadly dog shootings will be a requirement under a bill signed into law.
    
The measure requires sheriff and police departments to offer three hours of online training on how to recognize dog behaviors and employ nonlethal methods to control the animals. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill Monday morning at the Denver animal shelter.
    
Legislators introduced the proposal because of high-profile cases of questionable dog shootings during the last few years. Law enforcement offered guidance on the bill, which has exemptions for officers to exercise discretion during calls and take into account their safety and the safety of others when dealing with dogs.
    
Hickenlooper says the idea is to keep officers and animals safe.

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