COPPER DETECTION SERVICES
Providing Private Narcotics Searches to Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC
Certified & Insured
We are a veteran and woman owned small business that
provides clients with a highly trained, certified, and insured
canine/handler team to conduct narcotics searches in a variety of environments.
PRIVATE NARCOTICS SEARCHES
Serving Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC
At Copper Detection Services, no situation is too complicated or unique for us to handle. We primarily work with drug rehabilitation facilities but also have experience working with churches, warehouses, schools, nightclubs, and a variety of other private businesses. Services can be customized to fit the needs of your facility. Our teams routinely perform searches of buildings, vehicles, personal belongings, and outdoor areas. We only utilize canines that give a passive alert, meaning that they will sit, lay down, or point when target odor is located.
When an alert is made by the canine, we offer you the freedom to handle the situation on your terms. Everything is handled professionally and confidentially. For a business this means you can keep narcotics out of your establishment and avoid any of the negative attention that comes with involving law enforcement.
Teams are trained and frequently work in high distraction environments. This allows for regular, everyday activities to go on uninterrupted while a search is being conducted. All services can be combined or customized based on your needs.
BUILDING AND VEHICLE SEARCHES
ROVING SECURITY PATROLS
SECURITY CHECK POINT AND LUGGAGE INSPECTIONS
Our teams have extensive experience conducting building and vehicle searches, both interior and exterior. We primarily conduct searches in drug and alcohol treatment facilities but have provided our services to residences, churches, private businesses, and clubs.
A roving K9 team will patrol a designated area for the length of time they are on shift. Their job involves a mix of deterring crime by being visible and spotting incidents as, or even before, they happen as well as locating any present narcotics. This service is increasingly popular during visitation, when there is increased risk for contraband being brought in.
A canine team can be posted at an entry or security check point as well as luggage intake area to screen entrants for contraband. Check point inspections are a great way to ensure safety at events or large facilities. This makes the security screening process much faster and less intrusive than if done by a security officer or staff member alone.
We also offer testing of any suspected narcotic found, this service is available upon request.
WHAT SETS US APART
Our canine/handler team is highly qualified and experienced. There are many posing as professional detection teams but most lack real world experience or any formal certification.
We are fully insured and canine/handler teams are certified annually by two internationally recognized organizations using a double blind testing method. This type of testing exceeds the standards of many law enforcement agencies, who do not use double blind.
Most private detection canines are only trained using pseudo narcotics and are not certified, our teams are certified using only actual narcotics.
Our canine has been through rigorous temperament testing and holds an internationally recognized title that combines temperament testing and high level obedience to ensure clients get a reliable and trustworthy canine.
Handlers also receive Opioid Overdose Response Training and carry Narcan to prevent an overdose in the event that a client, canine, or handler become exposed.
We are a woman and veteran owned small business.
Approved vendor for Maryland and Virginia
As much time as we spend training the canine what odors to alert to, we work just as much on training what not to alert to; distractions like food, toys, and medications that have no abuse potential. This greatly reduces the chance of a false alert.
We strive to be the best at our profession, teams train daily and regularly attend continued learning seminars held by top instructors in the detection industry.
Our teams are full time professional detection teams that work at real world jobs every week, this level of experience cannot be replicated with any amount of training
We have field test kits available if a suspected narcotic is located similar to what law enforcement uses that will identify and verify the substance.
Handlers perform a quick safety sweep before allowing the canine to search, we have found dangerous items such as knives, razor blades, and needles that the canine is not trained to detect.
Background checks on handlers available upon request
Copper has been training in scent discrimination since she was 9 weeks old. She has hundreds of hours training and takes her job very seriously. When a target odor is found, Copper will respond with a passive alert by sitting, laying down, or pointing. Copper will alert to the odor of Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy, K2/Spice, Ketamine, PCP, LSD, Suboxone, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Gabapentin, Kratom, and opiate based pain medications such as Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Codeine.
Our Current Credentials:
Certified Narcotics Detection Canine with both World Detector Dog Organization and American Society of Canine Trainers
Certified on Heroin, Marijuana, MDMA/ecstasy, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine.
2022 Selected to represent the US at the 27th World Tracking Dog Championship in Poland
2021 First competitors from the US to place at Tracking Dog World Championship in it's 26 year history
2021 Selected for Team USA at the 2021 FCI World Tracking Championship in Hungary, only two dogs in each country selected
7x earned IGP-FH Highest level internationally recognized Tracking Dog title
2020 September completed month long Master Trainer Course for Police & Detection K9 training
2020 April attended University of Pennsylvania's Penn Vet Working Dog Conference
2020 Qualified for team USA at the 2020 FCI FH World Tracking Championship (only 3 dogs in the US qualified)
2019 Working Dog Championship FH 2nd Place 90/100 National tracking dog championship
2019 IPO-FH High tracking/only dog to pass, highest level internationally recognized tracking title
2019 USCA Bronze Sports Achievement Medal
2019 FH2 title 90/100 High FH Club Trial internationally recognized advanced tracking test
2018 FH title scoring 98/100 High FH Club Trial internationally recognized advanced tracking test
2017 BH title Internationally recognized temperament test with competitive obedience
2019 FPr3 Title scoring 94/100 earning high tracking score for the trial intermediate tracking title
2017 TR1 title scoring 90/100 earning high Tracking award for the trial. Internationally recognized entry level tracking test
OUR CANINES WILL ALERT TO THE FOLLOWING:
*OPIATE BASED PAIN KILLERS SUCH AS
IF YOU REQUIRE A CANINE TO DETECT A NARCOTIC NOT ON OUR LIST, PLEASE CONTACT US. GENERALLY WE WILL ADD NEW SUBSTANCES IF A CLIENT REQUESTS IT.
*WE DO NOT CURRENTLY UTILIZE EXPLOSIVES CANINES OR CONTRABAND CANINES (DETECTION OF WEAPONS, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, COFFEE, CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES) AND WILL NOT TRAIN OUR NARCOTICS CANINES TO ALERT ON THESE ITEMS
Interested in watching a Drug Dog work?
We are always looking for new, challenging environments to train in. If you have a property local to us and would like to watch one of our dogs work, contact us about setting up a free practice search.
To ensure everything is 100% safe and legal, we only use Pseudo narcotics for our practice searches
*we currently will not perform practice searches in private homes.
Canine locates a small amount of prescription pills in the ceiling
Copper locates a prescription pill inside a car seat
Copper locates a single prescription pill inside a car trunk liner
EXTERIOR SCHOOL SEARCH
The canine locates a Q-tip scented with methamphetamine inside a light post
CHURCH CHAPEL SEARCH
This is a large area free search where the canine locates an MDMA (Ecstasy) scented Q-tip
In this interior classroom search, the canine quickly locates a small hide of heroin inside a dvd case in an entertainment stand
In this search The canine works through food distractions in a kitchen to locate a hide of PCP inside a plastic drawer on the counter top.
AIRPORT HANGER SEARCH
K9 Copper locates a hide of Cocaine inside a parts cabinet