Glossary of terms used on this site
Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary
Rafts (skin rafts): dead or dying skins cells that have left a human body. They are composed of 1 or more cells, carry bacteria, and are microscopic. An average human sheds around 40,000 cells each minute.
POD (Probability of Detection): The chance that an object or missing person will be detected if present.
POA (Probability of Area): The chance that a missing person (or clue) is in the search Area.
PLS (Point Last Seen): a point where a witness actually saw the subject. The PLS is usually the IPP (Initial Planning Point).