Narcotic Detector Dogs.
There is widespread increase today of drug
trafficking and use. Because of this increase, narcotic detector dogs may be
necessary. They must be available to assist law enforcement efforts.
Explosive Detector Dogs.
The whole world has witnessed an alarming
rise in bombing attempts against property of all types.
This crime will
continue and probably increase.
Today more and more dissidents adopt this
tactic to gain attention and achieve their goals.
One of the best
capabilities of the explosive detector dog team.
They are known by both
military and civilian security and law enforcement forces.
consider the team as the best weapon now available in the war against
Use of Force. COs using MP working dogs will establish clear policies
and procedures. These will govern the release of patrol and/or sentry dogs.
Such release will be in accordance with the provisions of AR 190-28.
regulation covers Use of Force by Personnel Engaged in Law Enforcement and
Security Duties. COs will also ensure that all MP working dog handlers are
thoroughly familiar with these regulations. MP working dogs will not be used
to get around restrictions on law officers imposed by law or regulations.
Two conditions dictate how a section is organized and
managed: one is the size of the individual MP working dog section; the second
is the concept of employment of the teams.
a. Dual Qualification/Dual Employment.
Patrol detector dog teams
perform normal patrol dog team duties. Sometimes these dogs are not required
for detection work, so they should not be limited to these duties only.
Failure to assign them to a full range of duties causes them to quickly lose
their basic patrol dog capabilities.
b. Competitive Events.
Teams are encouraged to take part in
These may be conducted by civilian or MP agencies or
recognized canine associations.
These activities enhance MP and community
Competitions also promote higher levels of dog team
When a dog is procured, a permanent administrative record
file will be initiated by the procuring post. Included must be a permanent
veterinary health record.
Together, the administrative and health records
constitute a permanent record file. The record file must accompany the dog
on every transfer, and it must be kept current by the organization to which
the dog is assigned.
Upon death or transfer of the dog to a non-military
agency, the dog's permanent field record file will be forwarded to Lackland,
TX, Central Repository for Military Dog Records.
a. Administrative Records.
(1) Work Dog Records.
When a dog is procured, the procurement
officer prepares Sections I and II of the Working Dog Record. When the dog
leaves the service, the organization having the dog completes Section III.