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.
Northern VA, December 10, 2019 -- DHS S&T hosted the TIES: Advancing Detection Canine R&D engagement focusing on the DHS S&T Detection Canine Program’s operational mission to provide the tools, techniques and knowledge to better understand, train and utilize detection canine teams.
DHS S&T has awarded $564,988 in funding to Auburn University for two research and development (R&D) projects designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of canines trained to detect explosives.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Charlotte, NC on September 20-21, 2017. Permission to publish this video was granted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is an EXD outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. The first REDDI event was hosted by the Lee County Sherrif’s Office in Fort Myers, FL March 2-3, 2017. S&T received permission from WINK News to publish this file to our website.
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.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a series of regionally-based events for detection canine teams in the law enforcement community.
The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recognizes that a dog's sense of smell is a million times more sensitive than a human’s. Canines can be trained to detect a wide variety of specific odors, such as explosives, humans, drugs, and even fruits and vegetables. Dogs are trained to alert to the presence of these odors with a learned response such as sitting or lying quietly.