Department of the Army Police Working Dog (DAPWD)  teams  are  used  in  garrison  missions  including  area  security;  movement  and  mobility  support  operations;  law  and  order;  and  force  protection, including  narcotic,  human,  landmine,  firearm,  ammunition  and  explosive  detection. 

The assigned DA Police Officers must handle Patrol Drug Detector Dogs (PDDD), Patrol Explosive Detector Dogs (PEDD) and do health and welfare searches, law and order operations, Installation Force Protection and support law and order, VIP visits and customs.