July 29, 2014

NYPD to AST Facts

  • In 2012, there were 41,422 burglary arrests in America of juveniles under the age of 18.

  • Most K-9s used in law enforcement are born in Europe. The standard training language for police dogs is German.

  • Officers often use the command “stand still” when talking to their K-9s. One of just a few commands given in English, it orders both dog and suspect to stay where they are.

  • Reins are not used to control sled dogs. Instead, dog mushers use voice commands to direct their lead dog(s) – “Gee!” for “right turn” and “Haw!” for “left turn.”

  • Mushers have either one or two lead dogs who run in front of the other dogs. Lead dogs must be intelligent and fast.

  • Sled dogs often wear a type of sock called booties, which protect the dog’s feet from small cuts and sores. Booties are made from various types of materials like denim and polar fleece.

  • Hunting in a closed area is one of the more common hunting violations in the State of Alaska.

  • Coyotes were first noted in Alaska in the early 1900’s. They were first reported on the mainland of Southeast Alaska.

  • Coyotes are excellent swimmers.

  • The DMV estimates that the average cost of a first DUI in Alaska is just over $24,000. This includes time in jail, fines, installation of an ignition interlock device, court costs, etc.

  • Refusing to take a field sobriety breath test can result in a fine of several hundred dollars.

  • You can spend 3 days in jail for a first DUI in Alaska—and it’ll cost you a little over $300.

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