Detector Dogs Articles
While presenting at a K-9 conference in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to sit in on a presentation about a product called ScentLogix™, made by a company producing training aides for explosive detector dogs, David Adebimpe PhD is the president of the company and the brains and motivation for it as well.
This article serves to comment on the research and evaluation activities published by Deputy Kevin Sheldahl of Albuquerque, NM - a law enforcement officer, master traininer, and owner of K-9 Services - who undertook a carefully planned and executed evaluation of ScentLogix explosives training aids using a team of certified K9s and their handlers - all of which that have never been exposed to ScentLogix training aids prior to the study.
A list of information concerning narcotics detection dogs.
Contact information for narcotics and pseudo narcotics.
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper saw a black GMC Jimmy on the side of the road, with Johnson standing in the road ditch and Patterson working under the hood of the truck. After speaking briefly to Johnson, the trooper went to Patterson, the owner and driver of the vehicle. Patterson said he was adding transmission fluid and did not need a tow. The trooper noticed a crack in the trucks windshield and said he would issue a warning notice for it.
I am a reserve officer with the Dunn County Sheriff's Department in West Central Wisconsin. Over the past 6 years I helped develop a k-9 drug interdiction program for our county that has seen a good deal of success on the roads and highways in Western Wisconsin.
My dog (Gabby) and I have assisted in over 350 drug arrests, we have assisted local law enforcement in the seizure of over $200,000.00 in cash and so many vehicles that I no longer keep count. While the majority of our arrests are for simple possession, it seems that several times a year we catch a big fish with a pound of crack or methamphetamine or pounds of marijuana.
It should be pointed out that the state attorney tossed out over 2800 criminal cases in Holland because of sloppy work by the dog handlers. While I dont know the details I suspect they involved handler and/or trainers being present in the rooms where the scent ID were taking place.
Last week (December 2011) we began filming a series of training DVDs with Andrew Ramsey on nosework training for pet dog owners. In the coming weeks and months, we will be featuring newsletter videos and training DVDs on nosework training.
My ex-wife, Jeanne, has always had an interest in writing. Awhile ago she took a writing class at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. One of the projects for her class was to write a children’s story. She wrote Gabby Has a Dream, which is about my retired narcotics dog Gabby.