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EU Guidance on Operating Procedures for Explosive Detection Dogs in Public Spaces

The Guidance is a collection of best practices. It identifies the key guiding principles that any explosive detection dog team should observe during operational deployments. The aim of the document is to offer Member States public authorities and private operators with advice on how to most effectively use explosive detection dogs during different search missions in different work environments.

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Security Public spaces

Explosive detection dogs play an important role in detecting explosive threats due to the speed and flexibility they can deliver in dynamic environments (sport events, transport hubs, shopping malls etc). Their detection performance is impacted by a number of other issues such as training of the dog and handler, search methodology, working environment and explosive concealment.

The EU Guidance on Operating Procedures for Explosive Detection Dogs in Public Spaces is a collection of best practices. It identifies the key guiding principles that any explosive detection dog team should observe during operational deployments. The aim of the document is to offer Member States public authorities (law enforcement, customs, military) and private operators with advice on how to most effectively use explosive detection dogs during different search missions in different work environments (public buildings, cultural sport events, transport hubs, maritime objects etc).

The Guideline can be found here