Implementing a Drug Free Workplace Policy is a good start. Adding random inspections by a narcotics canine will round out your current policy and ensure a safer work environment.
In most “Drug Free Workplace” policies there isn't a measure in place that actually keeps the drugs out of the workplace. Here’s a breakdown of a common policy: Employee education, declaration of a drug free workplace/signage, Random drug testing, post-accident testing, for-cause testing, and employee assistance.
There are employees who continue to bring narcotics into the workplace
● Does hanging a “Drug Free Workplace” sign deter this?
● Does employee education deter this?
● Does pre-employment drug testing deter this?
● How about random or post accident drug testing?
Phoenix has had a substantial amount of training and continues to train at least 3 times a week. She is trained to find Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Heroin.
Obviously, the answers to those questions are “No”. Now it’s time to consider a proactive approach to preventing drug use in the workplace. Random searches by a canine trained to detect the odor of narcotics will deter this type of activity.