The Dogs and Sensors Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to performance of deployed dog/handler teams and optimization of their combination with electronic detection devices.
Kenneth Furton, Ph.D., Subcommittee Chair, Florida International University
David Kontny, Subcommittee Vice Chair, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Paola Prada, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Texas Tech University
Terry Anderson, retired from City of Pasadena (Texas) Police Department
Don Blair, Self-Employed
Deborah Burnett, Fayette County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Department
Frederick Helfers III, Retired Police Detective for City of Everett (Washington)
John P. Kerwick, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department (New York, NY)
Bill MacCrehan, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Herbert Nakamura, Hawaii K-9 Koncepts
Cynthia Otto, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
John Pearce, AMK9 Academy
Donald Roberts, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sara Suzanne Perry, Sumner County (Tennessee) Emergency Management Agency
Mark Rispoli, MAKOR K9
Craig Schultz, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Susan Stejskal, Ph.D., St. Joseph County (Michigan) Sheriff's Department
Paul Waggoner, Ph.D., Auburn University
Barbara Weakley-Jones, M.D., Jefferson County (Kentucky) Coroner
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Dogs and Sensors subcommittee.
- Under Development (still being written/edited/revised within OSAC)
- Work Product Sent to SDO (OSAC wrote/edited/revised document and introduced to SDO for development)
- SDO Published (the SDO published the document and is posted on the SDO's website)
- Dogs and Sensors Terms and Definitions
- Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process (document is being evaluated for placement on the OSAC Registry)
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners. Subcommittee position statements or responses to data collections by the subcommittee represent the consensus opinion of the subcommittee, not necessarily the position of the entire OSAC organization or NIST.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015