The NCTAS is a comprehensive scheme being rolled out under the Home Office initiative covering canine training, welfare, and accreditation procedures, which are developed in collaboration with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), UK Border Force, National Offender Management Service and the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
NCTAS is being developed for use with detection Dog organisations in both public and eventually private sectors in the UK.
All detection Dogs accredited by NCTAS will be assured that they are performing at a standard that is nationally recognised by the UK government.
The NCTAS test consists of eight plastic floors mounted stands placed in a line. Each stand contains a stainless steel scent pot and lid spaced at 100cm apart. This distance allows for large targets to be used without any interference between adjacent samples.
The search Dog must walk the line with the handler and identify the container which holds the target odour.
These floor stands are made from clear polycarbonate measuring 1 meter long by 145mm wide and will accept our standard 250g scent pot.
Scent pots and lids from our portable carousel are fully interchangeable with the NCTAS floor stands and can be purchased separately.