The Dogs & 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
Vacant, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Paola A. Prada, Ph.D., Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Texas Tech University
Don Blair, Self-Employed
Deborah Burnett, Fayette County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Department
Frederick Helfers III, Retired Police Detective for City of Everett (Washington)
David Kontny, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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
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
- Under Development:
- ASB 074, Agriculture Detection - Canine Training, Certification, and Document Management Standards
- ASB 075, Human Remains Canine Detection in Water
- ASB 076, Human Remains Canine Detection on Land
- ASB 082, Crime Scene/Death Investigation - Dogs and Sensors Article Search
- ASB 083, Contraband Canine Detection
- ASB 085, Detection Canine Selection, Kenneling and Healthcare
- ASB 086, Narcotic Canine Detection
- ASB 087, Pest and Insect Canine Detection
- ASB 092, Canine Detection of Explosives
- ASB 109, Canine Detection of Microbial Organisms
- Pre-scented location check
- Mantrailing Pre‐Scented Canines: Aged Trail Search
- Standard for Disaster Live Human Detection Dogs Programs - Training, Certification, and Documentation
- Standard for Disaster Human Remains Detection Dogs Programs - Training, Certification, and Documentation
- Presentation of Canine Detection Evidence in Court
- Work Product Sent to SDO:
- ASB 027, Crime Scene/Death Investigation Dogs and Sensors - Patrol Dogs: Tracking/Trailing/Area Search/Building Search/Evidence Search of One or More Persons Based on Last Known Position
- ASB 088, General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines
- SDO Published:
- Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process: None currently
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Dogs and Sensors subcommittee.
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.
None at this time.
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