Police dog sniffs are an infringement upon privacy, a right protected by the Fourth Amendment, says Jeffrey Meyer in The New York Times. This method of search is often unreliable and shouldn’t be performed unless necessary, he says. Link.

While police have long relied on dogs to sniff out drugs, the military’s embrace of dogs trained to detect bombs is saving lives on the front lines. Last week, K9 … dog to the force, how to sniff out drugs. Most dogs are either trained to detect … Link.

NEW BERLIN – Part-time New Berlin Police Officer and K9 handler Tom Miller – joined by his partner Nitro – have been formally certified in state-required police dog drug and … area searches, drug and narcotic detection, bomb and explosive detection … Read more.

Amarillo police and their canine colleagues took home top prizes Friday … Amarillo police use three drug-sniffing dogs and one bomb-sniffing dog, officials said. The dogs are bred and trained to protect their handlers and do not behave like typical … Link.


The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

To keep transportation hubs safe, NJ Transit Police dogs hunt for bombs, drugs
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
The law enforcement representative with the close-cropped blond hair and jutting jaw paced the platforms of New Jersey's busiest train station, searching for signs of suspicious behavior. He checked for explosive materials in the slots of ticket