Sandy Vernlund

Eric Peterson


In case of an actual Search Emergency,
contact your local Police, Sheriff or Fire
Emergency 911

Brookings Police 692-2113
Brookings County Sheriff 696-8300
Brookings Fire Department 692-6323
Brookings County K9 Search and Rescue
Brookings County K9
Search and Rescue
Brookings, South Dakota
Things to remember when a Search Dog is needed...
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Call ASAP, not as a last resort. K9 Search Teams should
be one of the first resources you deploy. Time can be
extremely important. If in doubt, go ahead and call. We do
not mind being turned around.

Keep people out. If there are any pets in the area have the
owners put them inside. Avoid driving or parking vehicles
near the search area. Exhaust fumes kill scent. This
includes ATVs and Police squad cars.

Have all available information ready for the handler. This
may include a description of the person, description of
footwear and other clothing, medical information, point last
seen and any other information which might be helpful.

Selection and collection of scent articles is best left to the
K9 handler. If it is necessary to collect or protect scent
articles prior to the team's arrival: DO NOT touch any
scent article with bare hands. Use an inverted zip-loc
baggie to collect the item. Seal the bag. Do not use
ordinary plastic garbage bags. Many of these are treated
with chemical deodorants.
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