There are no laws in place to specifically protect against attacks on Police Dogs and we are seeking to extend the cover a Police Officer receives in law.
Just as Assistance Dogs have been recognised as “representing an extension of the assisted person” – we wish for Police Dogs to be recognised as “representing an extension of their handler as a Police Officer”.
We are therefore seeking for the law to recognise a Police Dog as a serving member of the Police Force and in turn treat any crime against a Police Dog as if they were a regular Police Officer.
Currently an assault against a Police Dog is merely treated as Criminal Damage.
We are campaigning to protect those Police Dogs who risk their lives to serve their communities.
Sign this petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/57585