K9 Unit Incident – Investigation: C22-289969

Released: December 14, 2022 at 9:30 p.m.

On December 14, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., a Winnipeg Police Service K9 unit was at Samuel Burland School as part of a classroom visit when a student was bit by a police dog.

The child suffered an injury and was provided with medical care before being transported to a hospital as a precaution and for treatment.

The involved canine is a single-purpose drug detection dog and not trained in aggression or apprehension.

We are investigating the matter, and the police dog has been removed from active service until a review has been completed.

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.