Sec. 4.5. (a) As used in this chapter, “law enforcement animal” means an animal that is owned or used by a law enforcement agency for the principal purposes of:

(1) aiding in:

(A) the detection of criminal activity;

(B) the enforcement of laws; and

(C) the apprehension of offenders; and

(2) ensuring the public welfare.

(b) The term includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) A horse.

(2) An arson investigation dog.

(3) A bomb detection dog.

(4) A narcotic detection dog.

(5) A patrol dog.

As added by P.L.213-1997, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.9-2003, SEC.1.