Deliberate acts of terrorism are no longer limited to countries and government entities. Rather in modern times a broader range of high-profile potential targets and perpetrators of such destruction have become obvious. In a matter of seconds, anyone intent on causing mass panic and destruction can easily gain access to a venue that lends itself to large assemblies of innocent people. You can take a quantum leap in advancing your security by considering random utilization of K9 explosives search options. A K Street Group handler is prepared to design a random search program to add this extra layer of security before a threat becomes a reality.
Zeus is our 6-year old German Shepherd who has been specifically trained to react to the presence of suspicious material in a “passive alert” manner. Zeus will assume a “non-command sit position” at the target area to signal his handler when he encounters a potential explosive device.
Handlers and Training
K Street Group handlers are highly experienced in K9 detection services. Our handlers are well schooled and have attended numerous training and education seminars on various subjects such as: Counter Terrorism, Suicide Bomber Recognition, Recognizing and Responding to an IED, Understanding the Effects of High and Low Explosives, Post-blast Field Searches, Advanced Canine Explosive Detection Searches, and other hand-on training seminars. Our Canines are trained to certify through the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) standards.
Explosive types vary from homemade high explosives to discrete nondescript incendiary devices. The explosive odors the canines are trained to detect are nitrate and chlorate based. Included are:
- Black powder
- Smokeless powder
- Detonator Cord
- Water gel
- Sodium Chlorate
- Potassium Chlorate
Common venue targets:
- Cruise ships/ports of call
- Cargo ships/ports and maritime
- Sports stadiums/arenas/concert halls
- Shopping centers/malls
- Animal rights and right to life extremist locations
- Parking lots
- University and college campuses
- High profile Corporate campuses
- High profile entertainment venues and events
- Private carrier delivery services warehouses
Examples of terrorism events involving explosives have become too numerous over the past several years. Do not under estimate the severe importance of using canine at your facilities.