U.S. Transportation Security Administration releases its 2023 explosives detection canine calendar

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar today, which honors the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 Read More …

India: Tamil Nadu Police asks courier companies to deploy sniffer dogs

The Tamil Nadu Police have directed the courier companies and parcel service companies in the state to deploy the services of trained sniffer dogs in their warehouses and godowns. This comes after information emanated that the Coimbatore car blast case Read More …

UK: Trial could lead to airport hand luggage restrictions on liquids being scrapped

Security restrictions on liquids and laptops in airport hand luggage could be removed in the UK, due to the rollout of new high-tech 3D scanners. For 16 years, air passengers have had to take all hand luggage liquids, in containers Read More …

FDLE Capitol Police introduces new detective K-9

The FDLE Capitol Police introduced their brand new detective K-9, Hunter. Hunter joined his Capitol Police handler two months ago. He is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois-German Shepherd mix from Hungary. Hunter is trained to sniff and detect explosive compounds like Read More …

Tiny toiletries forever? The future of TSA, from liquids to shoes

On Nov. 19, the Transportation Security Administration will turn 21 — old enough to drink, but not a full-size alcoholic beverage. The Department of Homeland Security agency was established in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and subsequent threats Read More …

UK: Manchester Arena’s weapon scanning tech questioned

Some of the world’s biggest venues, including Manchester Arena, are using weapons scanners “incapable” of detecting some large knives. Evolv, a company that sells artificial-intelligence (AI) scanners, claims they can detect all weapons. But documents shared with BBC News by Read More …

North Dakota: Explosive device found in backpack of man being booked into Cass County Jail

A man being booked into the Cass County Jail over the weekend is now facing additional charges after officers say they found what appeared to be an explosive device in his backpack. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Read More …

UK: £45 million alliance between military and industry set to deliver life-saving protection

Soldiers, vehicles and UK military bases around the world will receive innovative digital protection against remote and radio controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) through a £45 million contract with British industry partners. Under the contract awarded to Team Protect, the Read More …

DHS S&T: The Next Generation of Explosives Trace Detection is Here

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has always placed a special focus on aviation security. That’s one of the reasons why the work that is being done by S&T’s Next Generation (NextGen) Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) program team is such Read More …

TSA: MSP Airport passenger screening canine Eebbers voted the “2022 Cutest Canine”

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. Last week, Read More …