This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau: K9 searches, kidnapping, and arresting foreign nationals. I'm Adam Richardson, and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
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Last week, I mentioned how we conduct searches using the helicopter, and in doing so, I touched on the topic of K9 searches. This week, we're going to go more in depth on how law enforcement uses canines. As you are undoubtedly aware, one of the key uses for dogs or canines in law enforcement is detection, namely detection through their nose. I have never worked as a K9 handler. But when I was a rookie, I was a volunteer for the bite suit. So I got to attend quite a few trainings with the K9 team.
During that time, the explanation I heard for their scent abilities was similar to something like: you come home, and you smell something cooking in the kitchen, and you're pretty astute. You're like, "This smells like stew." Well, that is the human ability for scent correlation. A canine could distinguish between the different smells. Well, obviously, if it was a talking canine, that would be one thing. But their smelling...
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