DHS acknowledges and appreciates the importance of the work of our canines. These loyal companions have spent their lives to further the DHS mission, and we honor the sacrifice of all our DHS fallen canines.
The DHS Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB) facilitates the identification, development, and implementation of best practices across the Department while working to harmonize Component requirements for canines and equines. The Board's main objective is to ensure the Department can achieve greater policy coordination and implement innovative efficiencies that will ensure consistency and excellence for canine and equine programs throughout DHS.
S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies.
Canines are widely used by law enforcement agencies and first responders to protect the homeland in various ways.
Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019, at the Center for Innovative Technology.
DHS S&T has awarded $199,540 to Orlando, Florida-based HaloLights, LLC to begin prototype testing of canine wearable technology.
The DHS S&T Detection Canine Program has created the Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI), a series of events aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of the nation’s detection canine teams.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Training and Development CBP Canine Program Director Damian Montes, CBP U.S. Border Patrol Associate Chief of Specialty Programs Peter Jaquez, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Security Operations Threat Assessment Division Director Melanie Harvey, and DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Dr. Patrick Carrick address the canine training programs at DHS.
DHS S&T announced today a $198K award to PetPace LLC to assess their product’s ability to provide real-time health monitoring of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s canines.