The AKDU recommends the use of the Explosive Detection K-9 Unit within a range of environments, including airports, shipping and transport, university campuses, public facilities, public events, shopping centres and in areas where high public concentration may occur.
The AKDU’s Explosive Detection K-9s are trained similarly to narcotics detection K-9s. They assume an unassisted ‘sit’ position when an explosive trace element or explosive device is detected, with one licensed handler allocated to each K-9. Every K-9 is thoroughly trained using authentic scents (as opposed to pseudo/simulated odours) to detect core materials that may be used to assemble an explosive item. The AKDU’s Explosive Detection K-9 Unit can also perform as a pre-emptive security task force, isolating smuggled items such as illegal firearms and ammunition in searches. Explosive Detection K-9 Units can be specifically coordinated to suit the client’s needs and combined with the Narcotics Detection Unit to form a strong preventative screening force.