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Service Dog Gunner Provides Invaluable Services to Tampa HERO, iGuardian

Service Dog Gunner Provides Invaluable Services to Tampa HERO, iGuardian

When Justin Gaertner gets married in October, his dog “Gunner” will be by his side.It’s only right, as Gunner has been by the side of Gaertner, a computer forensic analyst with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tampa office, since 2012.


Written testimony of CBP, TSA, and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical Canine Contributions to the DHS Mission”

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.

News Release: ST and CBP to Test New K9 Tech

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.

TSA On the Job: Explosives Detection Canine Handler

A black dog K-9 UnitI’ve been working as an explosives detection canine handler at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) since 2010. My canine partner is Doc. He’s a male black Labrador and is 5 years old.  He’s also a former Marine!


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