About Our K9 Division


  1. School Narcotic Sniffs
  2. Business Narcotic Sniffs
  3. Residential Sniffs

Reliance International Protection can provide random, unannounced visits to your school to provide a deterrent to the presence of illicit drugs on campus. We check lockers, classrooms, common areas and other areas as requested by school administrators.

Since school administrators are afforded a reduced expectation of privacy while students are present, we act as an agent of the school utilizing a trained detection K9 to determine “reasonable suspicion” for search. This process allows the objectivity of the trained K9 to determine the presence of illicit drugs rather than create potential liability for the school administrator who individualizes suspicion with respect to a specific student.

Precedent setting legal cases dictate that the use of canines and the associated inspections process must be conducted on a random basis. Therefore, it is important not to direct the K9 team to specific locations because of a rumor or hunch that an student may possess drugs on any given day.

Reliance International Protection detection dogs are trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine and most designer drugs. Quite often, the actual presence of one of the above substances will be found during the course of a narcotic sniff. In other instances, the scent of a substance may be present and yet no physical evidence is found. This is what we call a “residual odor”.

Initially, a designated school official should enter the randomly selected classroom or area and announce the inspection. During that time, the K9 team will remain away from the students until they depart the room or area. The random selection process is defined as a system of objectively selecting places to be searched, such as the roll of dice or picking room numbers from a jar.

The designated school official will escort our K9 team and observe the inspection activities. Our team will search lockers, classrooms, common areas and other areas as requested by school administrators.

In the event the dog identifies a scent, the K9 team will advise the designated school official where the scent was found. In the event illicit drugs are found, it is recorded and sealed in an evidence bag and custody is signed over to the designated school official in charge of the search. The school official is responsible for any subsequent action. Reliance International Protection does not locate or dispose of any found drugs or drug paraphernalia.

We are not affiliated with law enforcement or other government
agencies and we do not notify them of our findings.

Remember:

  1. K9’s are NOT used to search people/students
  2. K9’s are NOT brought in or used for intimidation
  3. Students have a “right” to attend and learn in a safe, drug free school.

Reliance International Protection can provide random, unannounced visits to your business to provide a deterrent to the presence of illicit drugs in the workplace. We check lockers, offices, cubicles, sleeping quarters, common areas, company vehicles and other areas as requested by business administrators.

Since business administrators are afforded a reduced expectation of privacy while employees are present, we act as an agent of the business utilizing a trained detection K9 to determine “reasonable suspicion” for search. This process allows the objectivity of the trained K9 to determine the presence of illicit drugs rather than create potential liability for the business administrator who individualizes suspicion with respect to a specific employee.

Precedent setting legal cases dictate that the use of canines and the associated inspections process must be conducted on a random basis. Therefore, it is important not to direct the K9 team to specific locations because of a rumor or hunch that an employee may possess drugs on any given day.

The business administrator will escort our K9 team and observe the inspection activities. Our team will search lockers, offices, cubicles, sleeping quarters, common areas, company vehicles and other areas as requested.

In the event illicit drugs are found, it is recorded and sealed in an evidence bag and custody is signed over to the designated business official in charge of the search. The business official is responsible for any subsequent action. Reliance International Protection does not locate or dispose of any found drugs or drug paraphernalia. Both our visit and the outcome are totally confidential.

In the event our dog finds no scent evidence of drugs at your business, you will once again have peace of mind and re-establish the trust in your employee.

Our objective is to detect and eliminate drugs in your home. We offer parents, spouses and employers of domestic workers a private, discreet and confidential solution to confirm or disprove the presence of drugs. Early intervention is widely regarded as the key to prevention.

You will escort our K9 team from room to room and observe the inspection activities. We will search all rooms, garage, vehicles and any out buildings that you have on your property. If the dog picks up a scent, it is trained to sit and the handler marks the spot.

We ask that the person of interest not be present to avoid any conflict. This will prevent the individual from knowing you had a search performed and will eliminate any feelings of anger, embarrassment or resentment.

In the event the dog identifies a scent, the K9 team will mark the area and continue on with the search. Reliance International Protection does not locate or dispose of any found drugs or drug paraphernalia. We will provide you with resources and information to deal with your situation privately. Both our visit and the outcome are totally confidential.

In the event our dog finds no scent evidence of drugs in your home, you will once again have peace of mind and re-establish the trust in your child, spouse or employee.

We are not affiliated with law enforcement or other government agencies and we do not notify them of our findings.

Real Estate professionals also find our service invaluable for detecting the presence of dangerous methamphetamine residual contaminants prior to selling, purchasing or renting properties.

Our service enables the parent to privately handle potential embarrassment and the financial burden associated with hiring a lawyer to defend a teen drug user in the event that he or she is arrested. The teen drug user is also saved from the stigma of a criminal record that includes drug charges, which may prevent a recovered drug user from getting a good job in the future.

Please contact Dark Knight and we will arrange a confidential
meeting with you to discuss your needs.

After many hours, days and weeks of imprinting a dog with the scent of drugs the dog will begin to hunt for that odor. When the dog finds what we call a scent cone, the dog will start to zero in on the strongest point of the odor. The dog is trained to sit as close to that odor as possible. The dog is rewarded with his or her favorite toy! For a drug sniffing dog, finding drugs is all just a game.

Dogs can detect prescription drugs like Xanax and Oxycontin, and illegal drugs including ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD & cocaine. We will also train on all new drugs that come to the market.

Anyone that has the suspicion that their child, spouse, employee or students might be doing drugs needs our service. If they have been found with narcotics in the past, you want to confirm that they are not still using.

Any person that has access to your home, even a spouse or ex-spouse.

Businesses may wish to have a K9 search conducted for the safety of their employees and to eliminate liability issues. Businesses could also save money by their insurance giving them a discount for being proactive in having random drug searches. Most institutions may wish to engage Reliance International Protection to be certain their property is a drug drug-free zone. Also, in some matrimonial and custodial disputes, when alleged drug use may impact custody matters, Reliance International Protection can be a less invasive alternative to resolving issues, without the involvement of law enforcement.

We are available for hire by private detective agencies with permission from the home owner to have a search performed. One home owner needs to be present during our search.

Every business needs a drug free workplace program that includes, education, testing and other ways of deterrence to maintain a drug free workplace. Reliance International Protection is the answer. When your employees know that we make random visits it will be highly unlikely that employees will bring drugs to work.

There is no established percentage of random tests. With random K9 sweeps, your employees or students will never know when we will show up or how many times we might show up for a K9 search. We act as a great deterrent for drugs being brought into your work place or school.

If the K9 picks up the odor of drugs the K9 is trained to go to the closest point and sit, notifying the handler of the presence of the odor of drugs. In the event the dog identifies a scent, the K9 team will mark the area and continue on with the search. Reliance International Protection does not locate or dispose of any found drugs or drug paraphernalia. We will provide you with resources and information to deal with your situation privately. Both our visit and the outcome are totally confidential.

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If the Reliance International Protection Unit makes a positive finding once, you may wish to schedule regular visits until you are sure that your intervention has successfully deterred your child or employee from having drugs available. We are more than happy to schedule regular follow up sweeps.

Most kids will not admit to drug use. 50% of all students upon high school graduation have reported having tried drugs. Early intervention can have a significant impact on the future of anyone doing or associated with drugs.

Parents who have watched their children’s drug use escalate with life threatening results can only look back and ask themselves what else they could have done to intervene before their loved one slipped into heavy drug use. If your child has denied using drugs, but a search determines that there are drugs in the home. Whose trust has been broken? If no drugs are found, you have strengthened your bond and trust. It is no different than monitoring your children’s Internet activity.

Many state and federal laws are placing accountability on parents for the actions of their children. Should your child be involved in an incident, you may be held responsible. Should a law enforcement agency find your teenager with drugs, there is a good chance that the law enforcement records will become permanent. Your child’s future will be impacted. For instance, a record of marijuana possession can disqualify your child for student loans, jobs, military service, city, state and federal service. These long-term consequences are often overlooked.

No. We are not affiliated with law enforcement or other government agencies and we do not notify them of our findings.

We will give you information to help you access professionals who have you, your child, spouse, employees or students best interests at heart. The information provides tips on dealing with the situation and resources on drug prevention and abuse. If we do confirm the presence of drugs, you should consider scheduling a follow-up visit with Reliance International Protection to make sure your intervention has worked.

Yes, way too many! There are hundreds of Internet stores that sell paraphernalia and concealment devices. Drugs can be concealed anywhere and even in plain sight. There are many neighborhood “head shops” that sell these items as well. We would suggest a quick trip to a local head shop to take a look around for yourself. You will see some items used to hide drugs that you might never have thought of before. Some you might have already seen in your home and not realized what they were.