Georgia Explosive Ordnance Detection Canine Program

 

Since 2008, the State of Georgia has used funding from Homeland Security Grant Program to enhance and expand the Georgia Explosive Ordnance Detection Canine Program.  The initial 18 canine teams have been expanded to total of 45 canine teams located throughout the State.  Training, equipment, funding to maintain the teams, and a State Certification program continued to be provided in support of the Georgia Explosive Ordnance Detection Canine Program.

Federal, State, County, and Local law enforcement officer proudly serve as members of the Georgia Explosive Ordnance Detection Canine Program.  Each Explosive Ordnance Detection Canine (EOD K-9) Team includes a highly trained detection dog and a law enforcement handler. These teams conduct searches for a variety of explosive materials near building exteriors, parking lots, office areas, vehicles, packages, and people. 

EOD K-9 Teams are used during preplanned special events occurring with the Georgia to include:  airshows, NASCAR, St. Patrick Day Parade, Peachtree Road Race, sporting events, and any event where large groups are expected.  Additionally, the EOD K-9 Teams respond as needed to requests by law enforcement personnel to assist with developing incidents.   

 

Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) Canine Program Manager

Wm. Tod Keys

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

PO Box 18055

Atlanta, Ga. 30316-0055

tod.keys@gema.ga.gov

404-635-7224 (Office)

706-621-1190 (Cell)

1-800-TRY-GEMA

 

 

 

 

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