Global K9 Protection Group is a Veteran Owned and Operated business focused on delivering reliable, sustainable and compliant cargo screening solutions. Driven by a culture of excellence our staff is comprised of air cargo industry experts, MBAs, Lean-Six Sigma Black-belts, Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Experts, and Seasoned K9 Professionals.

GK9PG is a technology company at heart delivering turn-key solutions for the air cargo industry. Our staff is perpetually working to devise new innovative technologies to advance our capabilities and offerings.

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Canine Bio-sensors

Our Certified Cargo Screening Facility K9s (CCSF-K9) serve as bio-sensors to bolster air cargo security. Combining cargo screening K9s with highly trained K9 Professionals creates one of the most advanced air cargo screening technologies.

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Third-Party Canine Program (3PK9)

In August 2007, then-President of the United States George W. Bush signed the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 legislation into law. This law required the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a system to enable the commercial aviation industry to screen 100 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft. This legislation resulted in the U.S. Department of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implementing the requirement that prior to being loaded onto a passenger aircraft, all cargo must be screened at the piece level for explosive hazards by an approved method.

To meet these requirements the aviation industry deployed multiple air cargo security solutions including X-ray machines, Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) Devices, Electronic Metal Detection (EMD) Devices, and Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) Devices, as well as K9s from the TSA's National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP).

The NEDCTP's primary focus is to provide canine security in the passenger terminals. Consequently, the cargo industry had limited access to the cargo screening canines. To address this gap the TSA developed the Third-Party Canine Program (3PK9) which establishes the process for the aviation industry the use of private sector companies to provide K9 cargo screening.

In order to for private sector organizations to provide canine cargo screening they must undergo the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program K9 (CCSP-K9) approval process. Once the organization is approved, each explosive detection canine team (consisting of one canine and one handler) must undergo a TSA certification process. Once a team successfully completes the TSA certification, they are designated as a Certified Cargo Screening Facility K9 (CCSF-K9). At which point they may begin screening cargo.

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We are transforming the canine service industry with revolutionary methodologies. Embracing digital transformation our company integrates proprietary cutting-edge video capture and information management software. These secure systems capture key performance metrics and serve as the foundation of our K9 Analytics framework. Our video capture capabilities allow our management team and clients to conduct live audits of canine team operating remotely. These innovations play a key role in enhancing the capabilities and efficiencies of the team.

K9 Analytics

Efficiency is vital, we are a data-driven organization that leverages lessons learn and continuous improvement to ensure we are delivering the highest quality K9 services in the industry. Every aspect of our K9 operations is recorded within this secure web-based system.

This centralized data storage location allows our project analyst to track Key Performance Indicators (KPI) or K9 Analytics to identify trends, and implement any necessary adjustment before issues ever arise.

Real-time video collaboration

This cloud-based application delivers a unique capability to record the K9 Teams search activities in real-time and store them to an archival database. Providing our K9 Professionals and Subject Matter Experts with the capability to audit training, review operational searches, monitor live searches, and connect directly with our teams working remotely. By utilizing the unique graphics & audio annotation tools we are able to diminish any potential operational risks associated with conducting decentralized operations.

Canine Cargo Screening Center of Excellence (CSCOE)

GK9PG’s Canine Cargo Screening Center of Excellence (CSCOE)

Our team has established the Canine Cargo Screening Facility Center of Excellence (CSCOE). This 75,000 square foot structure is located in the Auburn, AL area is entirely dedicated to the development of Certified Cargo Screening Facility - K9 (CCSF-K9) Teams. This facility is designed specifically to expose CCSF-K9 teams to the environmental and operational conditions they will experience when screening air cargo. The CSCOE is where our Explosive Detection Canine Teams hone their skills and become proficient in CCSF-K9 operations.

Learn More About the CSCOE and Our Other Facilities.