In the Media

Use of sniffer dogs in schools is 'success'

PUBLISHED April 21, 2005

Sniffer dogs should be used in all secondary schools to help deter teenage drug use, a crime academic said yesterday after hailing a four-year experiment as "very successful".

A pilot scheme involving more than 5,500 pupils attending six secondary schools in Buckinghamshire revealed that random drug searches using specially trained dogs helped to keep classrooms free of drugs. It won the overwhelming backing of staff and parents as well as pupils.