Philippines: Police foil IED attack in Lamitan City, Basilan province

State security forces foiled a bomb attack against an aspirant for town mayor as they prevented an improvised explosive device from blowing up Saturday in Lamitan City, Basilan province. Maj. Nurhaib Bungkac, Lamitan City police chief, said they coordinated with Read More …

South Africa: Architta the sniffer dog helps Cape Town cops find explosive device

Architta the sniffer dog, attached to the K9 Unit Provincial Extortion Task Team, helped detect a explosive device in Hout Bay. According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, members of the K9 Unit were informed of an explosive device at Read More …

Connecticut: Greenwich students learn how mine detection dogs make ‘this planet a safer place’

Sammy, a Belgian shepherd, paid a visit to local students recently as part of the Marshall Legacy Institute’s annual CHAMPS presentation on the importance of her former work as a mine detection dog. Sammy, who retired from her work in Read More …

Germany: Police seize bomb-making supplies in far-right raid

Police arrested four people and seized bomb-making supplies during raids targeting suspected far-right extremists in the western German city of Cologne on Thursday. Officers searched the homes of four men allegedly belonging to the far-right extremist scene. Police said the Read More …

U.S. to donate 30 more mine detection dogs to Azerbaijan

The U.S. Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) will donate 30 more mine detection dogs (MDDs) to Azerbaijan, the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan has reported on its social media accounts. “To date, MLI is proud to have been able to provide 40 Read More …

NYPD’s newest canine members specially bred to sniff out explosives in seconds

The NYPD’s newest canine members are truly bred for the job. The four-legged constables, known as Transit Enhanced Detection Dogs (TEDD), are truly one of a kind, according to Lieutenant John Pappas of the NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Division. While Read More …

Texas: TSA Explosive Detection Canines are trained in San Antonio

Some of the most important security missions across mass transportation systems are in the hands or paws of canines. Currently throughout the nation, there are more than 1,000 canine teams part of the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Read More …