Paws on Patrol School Safety Program
Using their sophisticated sense of smell and guidance from a professionally trained handler, our dogs can detect firearms, ammunition, and explosives on the go, on a person, and in the air throughout your facilities.
Our specially-selected firearms detection canines are mobile, focused, and exceed Department of Homeland Security guidelines.
Best of all, they can interact with your community as protectors, guardians, and friends, adding a welcome sense of reassurance and safety in a busy healthcare setting. In fact, we’re already placing firearms detection dogs in hospitals and healthcare systems around the country.
GK9PG’s Paws on Patrol School Safety Program continues to draw national support, and was most recently featured in Fox Business Network’s award-winning Trending Today series. Please review the Trending Today episode below as our Vice President of Commercial Services, Mike Larkin, leads the conversation in support and protection of schools across the country and learn more about our world-class paw powered mobile detection dogs and handlers.
Why Paws on Patrol?
The Department of Homeland Security [DHS] on June 7, 2022 under the National Terrorism Advisory System published the latest bulletin which detailed that the United States remains in a heightened threat environment, and several recent attacks have highlighted the complex nature of the threat environment.
The bulletin warns:
“In the coming months, we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence against a range of possible targets. These targets could include public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, and perceived ideological opponents.”
By definition – a school shooting is an attack at an educational institution, such as a primary school, secondary school, high school, or university involving the use of firearms. In the past ten years there have been a total of 180 school shootings in the U.S. with 365 victims.
Between January 2022 and May 2022 there have been a total of 27 school shootings. Our Paws on Patrol School Safety Program is the first blended public and private sector consortium with the mission of bringing together agencies across the country to leverage best practices and mitigation strategics to have an immediate impact on the dynamic and complex nature of this threat environment detailed in the recent National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin.
How do Canines Impact Learning?
Build Confidence in Student Safety
Kinetic Enhanced Firearms Capable Detection canines deployed on campus can reduce stress and build confidence in student safety
Canine Awareness Program – parents, teachers, school workers and students will get to know their local canine(s) through interactive workshops
Active and Engaging
Canines enhance the student and staff daily learning experience by being active and engaging in the classroom
GK9PG Canine Selection and Training
Our next generation capable KEDD teams support canine operations in direct contact against body-worn and concealed-carried explosive materials anywhere large crowds of people are gathering. KEDD teams can screen large crowds because we understand a well-trained detection dog can follow odor to its source in a dynamic environment.
KEDD and handler work together in a progressive way – the canines search independently taking the lead out in front of the handler. Our canine professionals understand the importance of positioning the dog to be successful, allows the Kinetic dog to work as an independent mobile detection biotechnology, and allows the dog to follow odor to its source.
Building a world class detection dog begins with selecting the physical, physiological, and psychological performance characteristics necessary to perform consistently under dynamic operational conditions.
Development and implementation of our Kinetic technology and training methodology incorporates building blocks to optimize each step in the process
Puppy Selection Protocols
Canine Training Methods
Handler Training Philosophy
Enhanced Firearms Capable [EFC] technology is leading the detection dog industry and our dogs find concealed-carried weapons. Our Kinetic Explosive Detection Dog with EFC technology creates the ultimate mobile detection tool denying access of unauthorized weapons into restricted areas or public spaces. Our EFC dogs can screen large crowds for both explosive materials and firearms. We understand the threat of firearms is increasing both on the domestic scene and in the international community.
Our dogs are a critical tool all security professionals can deploy in their continuing efforts to keep people safe.
With over 36,000 operational hours in direct support of stopping unauthorized firearms entering our clients’ venues across the US in 2021, we are uniquely qualified to support this type of security solution. Today we are supporting Public Safety Professionals across the country working to mitigate the threat of gun violence with our pioneering method of training dogs to be exceptionally adapted for screening large numbers of people quickly.
High throughput human-traffic areas, public access centers of activity like: passenger terminals, schools, technology campus, stadiums, entertainment venues and festivals are potential targets for this type of escalating threat.
Explosives Detection Dogs [EDD] are a proven technology solution designed to mitigate risk with a more traditional mission. Our EDD teams address more vehicle-borne and package-borne IED type threats. Delivery trucks, passenger vehicles, parked vehicles, backpacks, and unattended items all fall into this category of K9 support.
Call to Action/Resources
Contact Michael Larkin VP Commercial Services Michael.email@example.com.
Stakeholder engagement and threat assessment supporting deployment of Paws on Patrol School Safety Program.
Joint training opportunities prior to the start of the Semester and return of students to in-classroom instruction.
Develop a set of standard operating procedures with school officials, school resource officers, local law enforcement focused on deterrence, detection and response.
Education and Community Outreach
Education and Community outreach focused on building community awareness and newly adopted safety protocols.