This section of the Police Dog Home Page will provide you with resources that will download in PDF format.
Bark and Hold Research (Clicking on link will open an Adobe PDF file) - Research by Dr. Charles Mesloh comparing agencies deploying bark and hold dogs to agencies deploying handler control (bite and hold) dogs. The study attempts to determine whether the application of bark and hold dogs will reduce the number of suspects bitten by police dogs.
Van Ness Bogardus Research (Click on link to download the complete ZIP file) - Van Ness Bogardus is a retired police officer who has made a name for himself testifying against law enforcement since his retirement. This file contains over 2360 pages of public information, courtroom testimony and disclosures all related to Mr. Bogardus. If your agency is involved in any type of case that Mr. Bogardus is involved in this file will be a valuable resource for you.
Mr. Bogardus claims to be a use of force expert as well as a canine training expert. This documentation exposes the truth behind Mr. Bogardus’s claims and should be considered by any agency that is caught up in any lawsuit or testimony where Mr. Bogardus is called as a witness. The facts, a vast number provided in his own handwriting as a result of him justifying his own many uses of force, speak for themselves and easily provide evidence that can be put to Mr. Bogardus on the stand.