I've heard references like this before to the kooks...are you talking about people that sit at home with police scanners and run to a site? With untrained dogs, and themselves poorly trained? That's what I always assumed you were talking about but I figured I'd better ask.Bob Scott said:Unless you work as an indipendent (you have the connections), SAR will only frustrate you because of all the incompetent wannabys out there.
Why wouldn't there be serious (criminal) penalties for these kinds of folks? I don't know anything about the SAR community, this is not a knock on them, but I guess I would have thought a negligent, uninvited, inexperienced guy with a dog that disturbed a crime scene (or slowed down an investigation) would be a candidate for the cooler.
Not that straightforward, I guess?