Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Take Down Training

Take Down Training


Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

Late in the day, we found ourselves at one of the impound lots for a little hide and seek. The “perp” was wearing a thickly padded suit. I recall the dog in the photo was fairly new to the unit and was muzzled ensure the safety of the volunteer perpetrator. Earlier we had practiced a similar take down in an unused warehouse space, which was unfortunately too dark to photograph.

In the best light…


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