Police dogs are an important part of law enforcement. This week dozens of dogs are being tested in Fort Madison. The United States Police Canine Association … have to do the work to find the drugs. There also was one bomb detecting dog and a dog used … Link.

Dogs, it seems, have sounded the alarm about plenty of you with nary a morsel of drug or bomb to be found … Edward said no, and continues, So he decided to bring in the K-9 unit. I sat in the police cruiser for over a half hour waiting for the dog … Link.

I figure it is there to protect us from explosives, and if it sniffs out drugs along the way … In its own brief, the National Police Canine Association reports that in two and a half years of service, Franky sniffed out narcotics in nearly 400 of … Link.

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.