Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs

Unmasking Mobile Threats

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs (PB-EDDs) are explosives detection canines (EDC)* trained to detect and trail explosive odors – on a moving person – to their source. PB-EDDs are odor obedient and display a non-aggressive response to target odors to effectively search professional sporting venues, transportation hubs (airports, subways, train and bus stations), and crowded events. They integrate into existing security infrastructure – adding mobility, flexibility, and capability to commercial security and law enforcement officers.

Our PB-EDDs are trained in social atmospheres that mirror operational deployments. They are acclimated to heavy foot traffic, allowing them to imperceptibly scan large crowds as they enter a venue, arena, or transit hub. Our evidence-based canine and Handler training curriculum ensures PB-EDD teams are certified (by a third party) for both traditional explosives detection (static locations objects), as well as for detecting explosive odors on moving individuals. This means our PB-EDD teams can be used for pre-event venue, employee, and cargo screening, as well as personnel screening leading up do, during, and following an event.

AN INDUSTRY FIRST, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, K2 was integral in the development of Person-Borne technology working in partnership with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and the University of Maryland.

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Person-Borne Advantages

  • Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Solutions
  • Superior Past Performance
  • Third-Party Certified through IPWDA
  • Developed and tested with top universities
  • Teams are independently third-party certified
  • Work both on-and-off leash
  • Maintain the Single-Purpose detection capability for static items
  • Typically a Labrador or Sporting Breed
  • Imprinted on homemade explosives (HME) and traditional explosives


PB-EDD teams are always visible and normally moving. These teams can be a stand alone layer of security and serve as a force multiplier. They are optimal when teamed with law enforcement or security officers – especially when used in conjunction with Human Behavioral Training.

Our teams are trained to integrate with a partner’s current security tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), whether a private security company or local law enforcement.


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Hire Person-Borne Teams

TRADITIONAL & PERSON-BORNE EXPLOSIVES detection capabilities add an additional layer of security at stadiums, arenas, special events and entry control points, extending the security perimeter. Person-Borne Canine Handler Teams have the ability to perform traditional static explosives detection, which has been SAFETY Act Designated, as well as trail a moving target.

Our clients range from large sporting venues with thousands of people to international airports. We can tailor a solution to meet your needs by providing Person-Borne Handler Teams to augment your current security protocols or deploy our teams as a stand-alone layer of security.

The Person-Borne Handler Teams are ideal for stadiums, arenas, transportation hubs, and any event with a large crowd.


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Handler Training & Available Canines

K2 brings all our Canine Handlers to North Carolina to attend our Person-Borne Explosives Detection Handler Course – regardless of past experience. This ensures we instill our core values and to offer our clients consistent quality throughout the United States. We also offer Person-Borne Handler Training Courses to law enforcement officers upon availability.

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs are available for purchase by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies – including those around the world.

Please use the button below to register for a course and call (910)692-6898 for additional information on purchasing a canine.

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*Explosives Detection Canines (EDC): Single-Purpose canines trained to detect traditional explosives in static or stationary locations