Patrol Narcotics Detector Dog
Definition/Scope: (AR 190-12) The patrol narcotics detector dog (PNDD) is trained to detect concealed methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMS), marihuana, hashish, heroin, and cocaine. The NDD will not be trained to detect any explosives. The following principles will be followed when using NDD teams: a. Criminal investigators will assist the narcotics or contraband detector dog team, whenever appropriate. Obtaining search authorization and collecting evidence are examples of functions with which investigators can assist. Investigators and other law enforcement personnel should work with the detector team as frequently as possible to become familiar with the dog's response and allow the dog to become accustomed to them. However, only the handler will determine when the dog has responded. b. Handlers will be briefed regularly on the scope of the drug abuse problem. They will be trained to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the law of search and seizure, search techniques, and the legal procedural requirements for custody of evidence or contraband in addition to their normal training. c. The NDD can be used to conduct inspections in accordance with the Military Rule of Evidence 313. (FM 3-19.17) A Patrol Narcotic Detector (dog) (PNDD) Military Working Dog (MWD), belonging to all services, which has been trained to detect narcotics only. The PNDD is capable of performing under the direct control of the handler, on leash or while wearing a harness. This particular MWD has been trained (in addition to other standards) to conduct VIP searches, to be bold but not aggressive, and they are steady under fire. As with other MWD some of the limitations include setting off booby traps, extreme weather or distracting elements in close proximity may lower performance.
Used For:Narcotics Detector Dog
Related Terms:Combat tracker dog