Reducing the number of people injured by police dogs

Police Service Dog (PSD) bites are the leading cause of injury at the hands of municipal police in BC. After receiving complaints from a number of people who have been bitten, we began working toward significant reforms. Our goals are to hold police forces to account for unwarranted and unnecessary injuries, highlight the scope of the problem of accidental police dog attacks on bystanders, and change policies related to the use of dogs during arrests, including the implementation of body camera use by all police dog units across the province.