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PLS
Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary

PLS  (Point Last Seen): a point where a witness actually saw the subject. The PLS is usually the IPP (Initial Planning Point).

 

Author: ERI: Emergency Response International

VSRDA Glossary

  • Laminar Air Flow
    Laminar Air Flow: a straight flow of air without and interference.
  • Looping Scent
    Looping Scent: when scent travels upwards from a source, and settles down away from the source. Occurs with little to no wind at the source.
  • LKP
    LKP (Last Known Position): the last location of the missing subject, substantiated by evidence or clues. The LKP changes with the discovery of clues/evidence.  
 

Teaching Direction & Control

Article by Shirley Hammond on teaching Direction & Control to K9s, using platforms and markers. 

Effective Use of Dogs in Search Management

Article by David Godfrey-Smith provides guidelines for law enforcement and search managers, in regards to how best to utilize SAR K9s. 

How Scent and Airflow Works

Article by Jennifer Pennington with custom illustrations on how scent and airflow affects search dogs.