GK9PG was the first company approved by the TSA to begin providing Certified Cargo Screening Facility - K9 (CCSF-K9) services. Since then we have grown to be the largest provider of canine cargo screening facility services with a national footprint that that includes operations in Alaska and Hawaii.
Based on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, 100% of everything that travels on a passenger aircraft inside the United States must be screened. This is not a new requirement, however, more recent changes to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) security standards removes the distinction between passenger and cargo operations. This shifts the screening requirement to all cargo transported via commercial air transportation. As a result, Homeland Security and the TSA have established the Third Party Canine Screening or 3PK9 program to create and monitor Certified Cargo Screening Facility - K9 (CCSF-K9). Under this program, private sector canine companies will be able to provide TSA certified cargo screening canine teams to assist in meeting these new requirements. Read More About How Private Sector K9 Teams Will Transform Cargo Screening.
Our team has worked diligently with Government Officials, Congress, Associations, & Industry Stakeholders in the development of this certified cargo screening security program. Utilizing this knowledge we have developed an unique approach to infusing K9 Cargo Screening to the current supply chain operations.
What are 3PK9 Teams?
3PK9 Teams are 3rd party or private sector explosive detection canines teams (EDC Teams). Each team is comprised of one canine handler and one assigned canine that must pass an annual TSA certification. 3PK9 Teams conduct cargo screening under 49 CFR part 1549 and in accordance with the Certified Cargo Screening Program - K9 (CCSP-K9) . 3PK9 teams perform cargo screening operations as CCSF-K9s once they have been certified by TSA approved certifying organization.
Canine cargo screening center of Excellence (CSCOE)
We own and operate the world’s largest facility sole dedicated to the development and training of canines and handlers for cargo screening. Designed specifically to expose our canine teams to an assortment of environments which replicate operational scenarios. At the CSCOE canine teams hone their skills and become proficient at searching ULDs, Skids, individual parcels, USPS Mail, crates, vehicles, and warehouse areas.
Focused diversity is the best way to describe our staff. By fusing the skillsets of our Six Sigma Black Belts, MBAs, Industry Consultants, Security Specialist, & K9 Professionals; we design and deliver integrated holistic air cargo security solutions.
Our management team is largely comprised of U.S. Military Veterans; with extensive experience in combating the War on Terrorism. This commonality serves as a unifier that strengthens the team as we strive to improve security measures around the globe.
Compliance and Integrity are essential functions and mainstays of our operations. We have a dedicated staff to ensure that all programs operate in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
We are transforming the canine services industry by taking bold steps and embracing digital transformation. Our K9 Professionals are unifying the traditional provide methods with cutting-edge technology. This has resulted in the creation of several groundbreaking technological advances for the K9 screening industry.
Global View - Video Capture software
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 K9 cargo screening operations.
K9 Information Management System (KIMS)
Efficiency is vital, as a data-driven organization we leverage lessons learned and continuous improvements to ensure we are delivering the highest quality K9 screening 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.