DHS sponsored REDDI event brings local law enforcement teams together for specialized explosives detection training.
Canine explosives detection teams from seven local law enforcement agencies came together at the Capital One Arena as a part of the Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The goal of the REDDI program is to advance the capabilities of our nation's detection canine teams, focusing on the local law enforcement community. As a part of this training event, canine teams participated in "odor recognition trials" in and around the arena using the scents of several explosive materials. The event also included classroom training presentations and information about the chemistry of the explosives that local canine units may encounter.
More information about the training event here:
"DHS hosts explosives detection dog training"
"Homeland Security Brings Explosives Detection Training to D.C.-Area Police Dogs"
For more information about the REDDI program:
"Snapshot: S&T Helps Explosive Detection Canine Teams get REDDI"
"REDDI - Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative Face Sheet"