Canine (k9) Operations

K9 partners help officers do their jobs safer,

faster, and in many cases have saved their lives.


The structure of a dog’s nose gives it a sense of smell that is 300,000-500,000 times stronger than the human nose, allowing them to follow a scent trail undetectable to humans, even breaking down specific scents. For example, humans can smell beef stew cooking, whereas a K9 smells individual ingredients like the onions, carrots, and thyme. For that reason K9s are used to sweep venues for explosives, search buildings for narcotics and apprehend suspects on the run.


At ORM, we specifically suggest the use of explosive detections and narcotics detections dogs, no matter the surroundings.


Whether it is a shopping center, hospital, school, warehouse or corporate building, K9 operations will prove to be an asset in multiple capacities.

At times, even just the presence of a K9 unit will encourage individuals to abandoned their plans or dispose of their contraband before coming anywhere close to the K9 handler and his/her dog.



K9's are not just restricted to indoor environments. In rural areas, game violators take wildlife in closed seasons, after hours, illegally from roadways, and by other illegal means. Our K9s can detect a variety of wildlife species such as venison, black bear, wild turkey, trout, bass and perch. Wildlife detection can be performed at camps and outbuildings, open land, barns, and vehicles, locating illegally taken game that has been hidden. They also can quickly search large areas finding physical evidence such as wildlife parts, gut piles, and blood.

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