Drug Dog Q&A
Drug Detection Dog services FAQ:
Here are a few of the most frequently asked question on the need to employ a
private sector drug detection team.
Why not ask our local police for
assistance? Not all police agencies have a canine unit. Those that do
find that their canine teams are normally heavily committed with policing
duties, usually during evening and night patrols. In addition with a
private contractor there is no conflict of interests, a private contractor
will operate in your best interest, with discretion and in total
- Is there a problem with the question
of 'civil liberties'? No, all searches are conducted with
professionalism. At all times the protection of clients, employees and
members of the public is paramount.
- If you find drugs what do you do
with them? It depends on the wishes of the client. If illegal
substances are recovered we may secure them as evidence should the matter
be handed over to the police, or we will surrender the substances on your
behalf to the police for proper disposal.
- Do I have to sign a contract?
No, not necessarily, you can contract a search or alternatively arrange a
search by appointment.
Do you assist in anti-drug
education? Yes, Metro K9 is available to give positive input into
schools or workplace drug awareness programs.
- Is the service expensive? Not at
all, this is very economical, and given the proactive nature of positive
enforcement, working hand in hand with education, the result is; that
through prevention, drugs are driven from the school and workplace. Better
for our children, better for our community.
- What breeds of dogs do you
recommend? Metro K9 employs English Springer Spaniels and Labrador
Retrievers for narcotic detection, all the dogs are chosen not only for
their working abilities, but also for their sociability and public image.
We generally suggest German Shepard and Malinois dogs for Patrol (GP)