LAPD Considering Korean Dogs For K-9 Units: Two Cops Travelling To Asia To Check Them Out
With the economy as bad as it, it's more important than ever that our tax dollars go to buying American. Well, our friends over at the LAPD didn't seem to get that memo. They use the Austrian Glock pistol (not to mention the Italian Beretta), and some of the those beach-bum cops in Venice even drive Toyota 4x4 pickups (dude).
And now the department is considering using Korean dogs for its K-9 units! This is just Kim Jong-illness. What gives? Aren't good ole' fashioned American (er, German) shepherds good enough for L.A.'s finest?
States the LAPD:
The Jindo breed is an extremely intelligent, brave and loyal animal, and is even designated as one of South Korea's National Treasures, its 53rd.
Two K-9 trainers from the LAPD's elite Metropolitan Division are headed to South Korea's Chonnam Province to evaluate as many as 30 Jindos for possible use in the force. According to the department:
The newest LAPD recruit? Jindo.
This is an exciting endeavor for the LAPD. Metropolitan Division is honored to be partnering with the Jindo Dog Promotion and Innovatioin Agency (JDPIA) in this first of its kind collaboration with a police agency within the United States.
CSUN Mens Soccer
TicketsSat., Oct. 29, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Clippers v Utah JAzz - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsSun., Oct. 30, 1:30pm
Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsMon., Oct. 31, 7:30pm
UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball
TicketsTue., Nov. 1, 7:30pm
The department states that if the cops are happy with the pups' performance, they will be able to take two home thanks to a donation from the agency.
Oh, and the Korean dog promoters are funding the trip, so it's all Alpo and gravy as far as L.A. taxpayers are concerned.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.