Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will host 20 local, state and federal explosive detection canine teams in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for specialized training, May 22-24.
The training gives participants the opportunity to take the ATF-administered National Odor Recognition Test (NORT). NORT is a voluntary test used to evaluate a canine team’s ability to detect 10 fundamental explosive odors. NORT has been administered to more than 2,000 canine teams since September 2005 and is recognized by Congress as the standard for canine explosives detection.
In addition to testing, networking, and discussing tricks of the trade, the training gives handlers the chance to ask questions of ATF canine and explosives subject matter experts.
The article above was released by MCI-West Office of Communication, Camp Pendleton.