Drug Sniffing Dog, standards and protocols
The North American Police Work Dog Association (http://www.NAPWDA.com) was formed in 1977 and is composed of law enforcement officers throughout the United States and several other countries. Their mission is that they are Dedicated to Assisting Police Work Dog Teams Throughout the World. They conduct in-service training workshops in various states throughout the year and hold a major national workshop in a different state yearly. Officers and their K9’s attend these workshops for problem solving, legal updates, new techniques in various phases of police work dog use and certifications to their standards.
If you have a drug case involving the use of a drug-sniffing dog, this may be a good place to look for standards, protocols and certification standards. If anyone knows of any studies or cases that support banning the introduction of evidence from these dogs, please contact Attorney Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542