Moreover, none of the search areas contained the scents of either drugs or explosives … the U.S. Supreme Court says a dog sniff is not invasive enough to qualify as a “search” under the Fourth Amendment, so police do not need a warrant or probable … Link.

When the local drug … as 18,000 police service dogs working in this country, doing narcotics control, explosives, tracking,” says Terry Anderson, president of the National Police Canine … Link.

Let’s remember that dogs already scan for contraband agricultural items and drugs in baggage claim areas. If explosives are hidden on a person — say in a vest or waist belt under clothes — the dog is … Link.

That is only after applying and being accepted into a special police unit usually after showing strong interest in working with these dogs and already exhibiting excellent proficiency as a patrolman Police K9 … narcotics, guns, and bombs (Green, 2004). A … Link.


The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)

Huntsville police K-9 unit trains dogs from across Southeast
The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog)
Untrained, a dog costs around $7,500. Trained, they can bring in as much as $15,000. Huntsville uses German Shepherd breeds from Europe. They're not the only dog used in K-9 units, but Huntsville's had good experiences with them, so they keep buying …

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Well, you can hire a trained dog to sweep for bombs and drugs through a private service. Results are left to the discretion of the client. Pretty much any dog that is certified is also working as a police dog … to hire a private bomb sniffer? Link.