The Dog Handler is trained in the care, training and handling
of police dogs for specific functions. The Dog Handler utilizes
a police dog in the prevention, combating and investigation of
What are the minimum requirements to
become a Dog Handler?
Basic South African Police Service entry requirements and
Completed Basic Police Training. It is recommended that the Dog
Handler has a minimum of two years experience in uniform duties,
be physically fit and healthy, not be allergic to animal hair
and has good motor and observation skills.
Tactical Dog Handling/ Handlersí Course and specialized dog
handling course are some of the training offered.
Where can you be stationed?
Dog Units in the South African Police Service.
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