While you can’t expect the great German Shepherd dogs to start reciting crooks their rights anytime soon, these dogs are great aids to police officers. German Shepherds are amazing candidates to be police dogs because of the ease at which they can be trained, their drive to work hard, their need to remain loyal, and their world-renown patience.
Sometime called the K9 Unit (get it?), the police force uses German Shepherds to find missing people and items.
One source says, it’s their
“sense of smell [that] makes them excellent as substance dogs used to detect illegal substances. They can determine if these substances are on a person. The German shepherd dog is also used to help in more grisly tasks, including being trained to detect the odor of decomposing bodies.”
When people see German Shepherds, badge or not, they are recognized as the poster dog for the police department. This is because they respond well to training and look fierce enough to catch any criminal. This is a necessity when attempting to keep your neighborhoods safe.