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Canine and Equine Oversight Program

DHS Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB)

​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.

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.


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