Riverchase Galleria Adds Vapor Detection Public Safety Canines to Detect Weapons

Hoover, Alabama— Canines trained in the Vapor Detection Public Safety Canine Program will be deployed at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover to detect explosives and carried firearms. These Vapor Detection Canines are part of a set of sweeping security reforms Riverchase Galleria management is implementing after an 8 year-old boy was killed in a shooting on [...]

2020-12-01T09:30:09-05:00Past Performance, Press|0 Comments

The History of Working Dogs: The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War is the largest deployment of military working dogs in United States Military history. While official records weren’t maintained in the early days of the war, estimates suggest nearly 5,000 canines were deployed across all four branches of the US Military, with 10,000 total handlers. While the first and second World Wars established [...]

2020-08-29T04:01:35-04:00K9 History|0 Comments

The History of Working Dogs: World War II

While World War I saw a large deployment of working dogs around the world, it wasn’t until the 1940s that the United States Army formally established many of the nation’s most important military working dog programs. During World War II, the US Army published its first training manual on war dogs, made its first attempt [...]

2020-04-14T14:27:26-04:00K9 History|0 Comments

The History of Working Dogs: World War I

World War I (1914-1918) conscripted nearly every able-bodied man around the world, as well as soldiers from the rest of the animal kingdom. Winnipeg, or "Winnie," went on to inspire A.A. Milne's classic literary character Winnie-the-Pooh. Pigeons delivered crucial messages from the front to command centers, soldiers rode cavalry horses through the Middle [...]

2020-03-04T12:14:19-05:00Uncategorized|1 Comment

Coconut Creek Police Department Introduces Its First Vapor Detection School Safety Dog®

Officer Leonard with K9 Taylor Coconut Creek, Fl. – The Coconut Creek Police Department would like to welcome its new School Safety Dog®, “Taylor,” to the team! Taylor’s addition to our School Resource Officer (SRO) team makes her handler, SRO Michael Leonard, the first SRO in the nation to be trained and actively [...]

Pediatric Cancer Patient Abigail Arias, 7-Year-Old “Officer 756,” Becomes Honorary Vapor Detection K9 Handler

Abigail Arias, a seven-year-old girl with a rare form of pediatric cancer, is officially the world’s youngest Vapor Detection Canine Handler. Abigail visited the Vapor Detection K9 Training Academy in Anniston, Alabama on July 24 for a hands-on lesson in the explosive detection training used by some of the country’s most well-known law enforcement agencies [...]

2020-12-01T09:32:26-05:00Uncategorized|0 Comments

Terror Attacks: The Toll on Resorts & Tourism

Terror Attacks on Soft Targets A Vapor Detection® handler team patrols the Las Vegas Convention Center. Source: Las Vegas Newswire A combination of enhanced security measures at traditional hard targets and changing terrorist strategy have resulted in an increased number of terrorist attacks against soft targets such as hotels and resorts in recent [...]

Don’t Gamble With Your Patrons’ Security

Building Better Resort Security Systems Casinos, hotels, and resorts—and all of the events held on their property—must be run in a way that protects the safety and security of all guests and patrons while still providing them with world class entertainment convenience and comfort. This cannot be achieved while we continue to ignore perimeter security [...]

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Adds 2 New Explosive Detection Canines

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has added two new Vapor Detection K9 teams after a $100,000 donation from the Consumer Technology Association who puts on the largest electronics event every year, CES. Bo and Wells are the two Vapor Detection explosive detection canines joining the LVCVA security teams. The two VWK9s will join [...]

University of South Carolina Adds 2 Vapor Detection K9s to Campus & Event Security

Two special Vapor Detection K9 teams have been added to the University of South Carolina's Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. The two teams are expected to help with keeping visitors and the campus community safe during large events including SEC sports events. Poppy and Sherri are the two female Vapor Detection dogs brought on [...]

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