While some government agencies are responsible for protecting the entire country, the Secret Service and the Federal Protective Service have very special jobs: safeguarding the lives of our top elected officials and ensuring the safety of the people who work in federal buildings across the United States. SECRET SERVICE AGENT AND CAREERS IN FEDERAL PROTECTION informs the reader about the history and responsibilities of these agencies, the jobs they offer, the training they require, and the equipment that helps them do their jobs.
"Sweater, get it!" Kazi is a service dog. He helps his owner around her house and while she is at work. Read about the history, training, what being on the job is like for a service dog, and what happens when the dog retires. Service dogs truly are heroes.
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER. By a vote of 5 to 4, the court struck down a ban on guns as a violation of the Second Amendment. Still, the debate rages on. Does a private citizen still have the right to own a gun for self-defense of the home? Did the government have the right to restrict an entire class of weapons, either by levying taxes or banning them altogether? Tom Streissguth looks at all of the sides of this complex and controversial legal debate.
Turn on the lights. Pick up the keys. Fetch the mail. Grab a drink from the fridge. What if chores like these could be done by specially trained animals? Like many people, service animals go to work every day. Readers will learn about the different types of service animals and the jobs they do. They'll meet animals who brighten the lives of their owners by helping with tasks their humans can't do themselves. They'll also find out about how these animals go to school to learn their jobs. Engaging text, amazing facts, and exciting photographs show off service animals, the hard-working heroes of the animal world.