UASI REGIONAL TRAINING
BOSTON POLICE CONDUCT K9 SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS TRAINING FOR NEW ENGLAND AREA K9 HANDLERS
WHAT: As part of UASI Regional Training, the Boston Police Department’s K9 Academy will be hosting K9 Basic Shipboard Operations Training for Patrol, Narcotics and Explosives Detection K9 Units. This course is designed to train and assist K9 Handlers in safely conducting searches of recreational boats, large vessels, and ferries.
Any regional K9 Unit could be called upon by a municipal, state, or federal agency to conduct waterborne searches This applies equally to EOD, Narcotics, and Patrol K9s alike.
Searching vessels with a police K9 presents lots of danger to both the handler and dog. Depending on the design and location of the ship, just getting aboard could present a K9 Team with a significant challenge. In order to address the hazards associated with this highly technical K9 mission, the course agenda includes initiatives such as: K9 Handler and K9 Personal Protective Equipment Familiarization, K9 Transportation and Hoisting a K9 Onboard a Ship and Indicators of Shipboard Suspicious Activity Awareness Training.
WHO: Instructors from the Boston Police, U.S. Coast Marine Inspectors and Boarding Officers, Certified K9 Trainers, Police Marine Patrol Officers, Harbormasters and K9s and their handlers from New England
WHERE: Onboard the USS SALEM (retired Navy cruiser)
739 Washington Street Quincy, MA
WHEN: May 25, 2010 from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Deputy Thomas Lee will be made available from 1:00pm-2:00pm to discuss the training and its significance.