There is a new requirement for Burlington police officers following a fatal officer-involved shooting in January. Chief Doug Beaird said all officers must take a U.S. Department of Justice training course on how to react to incidents in which a vicious dog is present.
"It's an online training," said Beaird. "It's like (60-75 minutes) of different videos. The Department of Justice worked with the Chicago Police Department and did some violent dog encounter-type training."
Beaird said the department is also trying to set up some hands-on training for officers.