(5) Leave attack before consummation, if required.
(6) Track humans other than their handlers.
(7) Search buildings and open areas for criminals.
(8) Perform reliably off the leash.
(9) Work safely and effectively around people.
c. Some patrol dogs are trained to detect narcotics or explosives.
This causes the dog to be more cost effective. All dogs are not suitable for
this type of work.
Therefore, only certain patrol dogs with exceptional
senses of smell are chosen for this specialized training.
capability is required at a particular post. If so, it should be indicated
in the procurement request.
(NOTE: This capability must be in the request
for training quotas; it must be fully justified in MTOE documentation for
a. Patrol dog teams can perform effectively any law enforcement or
physical security-related task that requires canine skills.
In doing those
tasks, teams may be used in the following ways:
(1) Mobile patrols.
(2) Dismounted patrols.
(3) On fixed posts.
(4) A combination of the above.
b. For discussion purposes, operational functions may be divided into
three principal classes:
(1) Law enforcement.
(2) Physical security.
(3) Deterrent operations.
Grouping functions in this manner is somewhat arbitrary, because canine
skills used in one category can also be used in another.
deterrent aspects of patrol dog use apply across the board.
fact, a functional grouping of this type aids the discussion of patrol dog
Rigid adherence to these categories is not required during
This is because of the flexibility inherent to patrol dog