ASP K9 Unit Assists Transport Canada Regulators
By Mark Burnett, Trainer, Canine Unit
In early September, members of the ASP K9 Unit from the Pearson Airport and Commercial teams coordinated with other K9 units.
K9 units from ASP, the RCMP, Ottawa and Montreal airports assisted officials from Transport Canada in the development of federal canine regulations for the screening of air cargo.
The new regulations will dramatically change the cargo shipping landscape in Canada by approving the use of explosives detection canines for the purpose of security screening in the supply chain for all cargo shippers.
The new Transport Canada regulations will give ASP K9 the unique opportunity to provide the services of our K9 detection program to cargo shippers and freight forwarders to supplement their existing screening processes. ASP K9 was fortunate to have been invited to Ottawa to assist with these working trials and be involved in the creation of a canine standard that will become Federal Law by the end of 2019.
Pictured here, TPIA handler Isaiah Bharath takes instruction from a Transport Canada chemist regarding a search exercise, while his canine partner Josh gets ready.