Keeping our K9’s Safe
Often overlooked, the K9 units that we use in law enforcement, and especially those in the border patrol, are often conducting their work in high pressure situations that could be detrimental to their health. The problem is we wouldn’t know it because we don’t have enough information on the subject. That’s why the Department of Homeland security offered tech companies a chance to create a health tracker for our canine units. The first of its kind solicitation may hold some extra challenges though; “it might be difficult to maintain sufficient skin contact if the animal is moving, and it might not like wearing the monitors.” Hopefully the responding tech companies can come up with a solution that can better look after our K9 officers.