Canine Explosives Detection Program

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on May 15, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Explosive Division will present a webinar on the ‘Canine Explosives Detection Program.’


A canine’s nose is a million times more sensitive than a human’s nose and can be trained to detect a wide variety of specific scents such as drugs, fruits, and explosives.  Canines are trained to alert their handlers to the presence of these hazardous items by pawing, barking, or in the case of something dangerous, sitting or lying quietly.  Additionally, canines are tremendously useful team members for sniffing out threats to homeland security, and the demand for top-notch canines is ever increasing.  For explosives detection, canine training is especially critical, calling for the best training aids, tools and techniques.  In this briefing, Don Roberts, Canine Explosives Detection Program Manager,  will provide an overview of this program and describe its role in infrastructure protection and the Homeland Security Enterprise.


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