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Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Jason Ledford patrols with his bomb-sniffing dog Andy while on aboard a BART train August 11, 2005 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Bay Area Police Dogs Getting Vests To Protect Them From Gunshots, Knives

Police dogs in the Bay Area are getting some new, sophisticated gear to protect them as they go after criminals.

07/15/2015

Rohan, a K-9 with the San Leandro Police Department. (CBS)

Top Police Search Dog Helps Nab Suspected Car Thief In San Leandro

A San Leandro police dog honored for his performance in a recent K-9 competition showed off his effectiveness on the job by helping nab a suspected car thief.

08/19/2014

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4 Robbery Suspects Arrested After Ramming San Leandro Patrol Car, Police Dog Bites Innocent Bystander

A man and three boys who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle after a reported robbery in San Leandro were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday.

06/27/2014

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San Mateo Police Dog ‘Hero’ Apprehends 1st Suspect

A San Mateo police dog named “Hero” apprehended his first suspect after police responded to a vehicle burglary early Sunday morning.

06/10/2014

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Petaluma Police Dog Helps Track Down Drug Offender

A Petaluma police dog helped apprehend a drug offender on Saturday.

03/30/2014

CHP officers at the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting near Wentworth and International Blvd. in Oakland, January, 21, 2014. (CBS)

Suspect Killed, Police Dog Hurt In 2nd CHP Shooting In Oakland

A man died after being shot by California Highway Patrol officers during a foot pursuit in East Oakland Tuesday night in the second CHP officer-involved shooting of the day, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

01/22/2014

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Petaluma Paying $500,000 To Man Bitten By Police Dog

A North Bay city has agreed to pay $500,000 to a man who was bitten by a police dog, leaving him with a missing chunk of biceps.

12/14/2012

A police K-9 received a bulletproof vest on San Francisco's Treasure Island on August 1, 2012. (CBS)

NorCal Police K-9’s Receive Bulletproof Vests Through Fundraising Efforts

14 Northern California police dogs received custom bullet-proof vests on San Francisco’s Treasure Island Wednesday, thanks to fundraising efforts over the past year.

08/01/2012

Bodie, a 4-year-old German shepard that was shot in the paw.

Heroic Sacramento Police Dog Released From Hospital

Bodie, a three-year-old German Shepherd, was wounded in a foot chase last week.

05/26/2012

5-year-old German Shepherd, Ingo, belonged to former Watsonville Police Officers Association President Francisco Ibarra, who was dismissed in 2010 after an investigation into a 2009 incident in which Ingo bit a man who resisted arrest.

Emaciated Ex-Police Dog Leads To Cruelty Charge For Discharged Watsonville Cop

A 15-year veteran of the Watsonville Police Department who was discharged from the force two years ago has been charged by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office with animal cruelty after an animal shelter rescued an emaciated former police dog.

03/24/2012

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