Every student and staff member should feel safe and secure at school. Drug and contraband deterrence and prevention is a key piece of any school safety protocol and our program is set up to be a friendly, unintimidating, yet effective presence with a focus on keeping contraband off campus through inspections and education.
We train our dogs to find and our handlers to identify substances that are of concern to the school environment: Illicit drugs, drinking alcohol, gunpowder based items and medications.
Our dogs are trained in live school environments to ensure they are absolutely safe around students, yet have the focus to work effectively. There is no need to “lockdown” a campus or prevent students from being in the vicinity of the working dog, in fact, the visibility factor is a big piece of the deterrence. Our goal is not to scare students, but instead to be a positive presence to help everyone on campus feel safe.
When you partner with Interquest, you get the benefit of over 30 years of experience facilitating school safety programs that includes understanding the ins and outs of legal aspects of both public and private school inspections. Commonly inspected areas include:
- Student vehicles
- Backpacks or belongings in the classroom
- Athletic and PE locker rooms
- Tech/shop areas
- Perimeter and outdoor areas
- Academic lockers
In addition, we are available for inspections of belongings going on overnight trips, prom, dances, sports events or any other activity outside of the regular school day.
Have more questions about school inspections? Check out our FAQ page or shoot us an email!