EXPLOSIVES

EXPLOSIVE DETECTION TEAM TRAINING COURSE

320 Training Hours

THEORETIC INSTRUCTIONS

The participants will be instructed in:

  • All existing commercial explosives and their origin.
  • Possibilities of homemade explosives.
  • The necessity of the explosive dog team to fight terrorism.
  • Legal parameters for the use of the explosive detection dog team.
  • Behavior in court cases.
  • Terrorist and their international network and religious beliefs.
  • Latest investigation in the use of explosives for criminal activity.
  • Explosives dog sense of smell and olfactory system.
  • Association of explosive training aids.
  • Cutting, handling and keep explosive as training aides according to ATF regulation and policy.
  • Preparing and keeping training reports.

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS

Instructors from PSPK9. The participants will be instructed and trained in:

  • Cutting and preparing training aids.
  • Safe and proper use of training aids.
  • Preparing and keeping training reports.
  • Reading and understanding the dog’s reaction and alerts.
  • Working together with explosive team and ATF and their equipment.

The dog will be trained in:

  • Alerting on plastic explosive (Military detonation cord).
  • Alerting on smokeless black powder (Safety fuse).
  • Alerting on dynamite (military and civilian).
  • Alerting on TNT.
  • Avoiding misleading scents.
  • Searching in residences, large buildings, stalls, airports, stadiums and vehicles.
  • TIME SCHEDULE FOR THE EXPLOSIVE
  • DETECTION DOG TEAM TRAINING CLASS
  • There is not an exact time schedule for the different training phases. It will depend on the dog’s abilities and the progress in training.

First Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of the dog’s abilities.
• Knowledge of explosive scent.
• Knowledge of forming and association and maintaining it.
• Knowledge of cutting and preparing training aids for plastic explosive, searching

B. Practical training.
• Association of explosive and drive development and conditioning.
• Forming an association to plastic explosives.

Second Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of possibilities and boundaries of the dog in explosive detection.
• Knowledge of handling explosives for training.
• Knowledge of all existing commercial explosive.

B. Practical training.
• Searching for plastic explosives in simple hiding places.
• Training for pinpoint alerts.
• Drive development.

Third Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of legal aspects.
• Knowledge of court behavior.
• Terrorists and their international network and religious beliefs.
• Knowledge of cutting dynamite.

B. Practical Training.
• Searching for plastic explosives.
• Forming an association to dynamite.
• Searching for dynamite.
• Drive development and conditioning.
• Training for pinpoint alerts.

Fourth Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Knowledge of all explosives and it most common use and safety measures.
• Knowledge of latest investigation of explosive crime.
• Nature of the dog’s sense of smell and possibilities of its use for other searches.

B. Practical Training.
• Searching for plastic explosives.
• Searching for dynamite.
• Training for pinpoint alerts.

Fifth Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• The necessity of the explosive dog team in fighting explosive criminal activity and terrorist networks.
• Knowledge of cutting and preparing TNT training aids.

B. Practical Training.
• Searching for plastic explosives.
• Searching for dynamite.
• Forming an association to TNT.

Sixth Week

A. Theoretic Instructions
• Seminar with ATF and other specialty teams.

B. Practical training.
• Searching for plastic explosives.
• Searching for dynamite.
• Searching for TNT.
• Drive development and conditioning.
• Pinpoint alerts.

Seventh Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Preparing and keeping training reports.
• Knowledge of cutting and preparing smokeless powder training aids.

B. Practical Training.
• Searching for plastic explosives.
• Searching for dynamite.
• Searching for TNT.
• Forming and association to smokeless powder.
• Searching for smokeless powder.

Eight Week

A. Theoretic Instructions.
• Explanation of the final test.

B. Practical Training.
• Searching for all explosives.
• Pinpoint alert for all explosives.
• Final test.