Primary Citation: 22 Okl.St.Ann. § 36.1Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: December, 2022Alternate Citation: OK ST T. 22 § 36.1Date Adopted: 1986Historical:
This Oklahoma statute deals with the civil liability of police dog handlers. Under the statute, a police dog handler who uses a dog in the line of duty in accordance with the policies and standards established by the law enforcement agency that employs the officer, will not be civilly liable for any damages arising from the use of the dog. The police dog handler may only be liable for exceptions listed in the Governmental Tort Claims Act.
Any dog handler as defined by Section 648 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes who uses a police dog in the line of duty in accordance with the policies or standards established by the law enforcement agency for which he is employed shall not be civilly liable for any damages arising from the use of said dog, except as provided for in the Governmental Tort Claims Act.1