Many of you have reached out to my office to express your thoughts on Assembly Bill 742, legislation which would prohibit our law enforcement from using K-9 police dogs for arrests and crowd control.
K-9 police dogs are vital to ensure the safety and well-being of our peace officers who leave their loved ones every day to protect and serve all of our families and communities. They are an invaluable, less-lethal asset used by police agencies across the country.
This week, AB 742 will be put up for a vote in the Public Safety Committee to decide whether it will be moving one step closer to becoming law.
If you also support law enforcement using K-9 dogs to make arrests, help stop this legislation by calling the Assembly Public Safety Committee during tomorrow’s hearing at (916) 319-3744, and tell them you OPPOSE banning police dogs from helping our law enforcement officers.
The Public Safety Committee will convene tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 a.m. You can find details on the Public Safety Committee here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any questions. You can do so here.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle