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Water Recovery Efforts and Training
Search Dogs South participated in three body recovery cases during the floods in Tennessee this spring.
Based in Byhalia, MS, SDS serves an area within a 250 mile radius of Memphis, TN. Search and Rescue is available in areas in Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. Formed in 1995 the organization provides a source of search and rescue dog training and handler education for team members. There is no charge for services.
- Providing trained search dogs and handlers for lost or missing persons search.
- Provide on-going training for dog teams and support personnel in order to ensure the deployment of skilled individuals in search operations.
- To make available to law enforcement agencies and search and rescue operations, handlers and dogs capable of assisting in all areas utilizing the various breeds of search dogs.
- To serve and educate both law enforcement agencies and the general public in the many uses and benefits of utilizing K-9 assistance in all areas of law enforcement and search and rescue.
Our first crime scene investigation was in 2000 and resulted in three life without parole convictions for murder. We were called by a police department and asked if we could help with a home invasion, rape/murder. They had a suspect in jail, on other charges, but could not put him at the crime scene. ...read moreĽ
In the event a trailing dog is called for there are a few simple procedures to follow that will help make the search more successful. As scent material is key to any search, following these procedures at the scene can make the K9s job easier and contribute to a faster and more positive search. ...read moreĽ
Evidence Collection Scent is evidence, and should be properly collected and preserved, like all other evidence at a crime scene. A properly preserved, uncontaminated scent article can be utilized over a period of time. The best way to protect the item is to ...read moreĽ
Make A Scent Article Why would you need a scent article? In the event someone is abducted or becomes lost, having a scent article available for Search and Rescue teams can make a difference in the outcome of a search. ...read moreĽ