The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Explosives Detection Canine Program is providing a service to measure the vapor composition of explosives detection training aids, using a capability called Canine Training Aid Contamination Testing.
state and local law enforcement
On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.
This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.
This fact sheet explains how DHS uses the IP Gateway to share certain CFATS data elements to improve coordination and information sharing with State and local governments, and community stakeholders.
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. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Washington, DC at the Capital One Arena November 14-15, 2017. Permission to report this news video was granted by WJLA ABC 7 News.
RBPS 9 - Response is the performance standard that addresses the development and exercising of an emergency plan to respond to security incidents with the assistance of local law enforcement and first responders.
Recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) helped plan and conduct an exercise of the United States’ capability to collect radioactive evidence in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation. The exercise scenario included the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device in an urban setting. In a real event, the evidence collected helps identify the source of the device and those responsible for its use.
As the President said today, we stand in solidarity with the Belgian people in condemning the terrorist attacks that occurred this morning in Brussels, we mourn the loss of those killed, and we will do what we can to help Belgian authorities bring to justice those responsible for the attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today is excited to announce two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) and the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) Altamont Corridor Express (ACE).