We are currently soliciting volunteers to assist with the Explosives Detection K-9 Program at SJC! Your role will be to act as a "decoy" within the San Jose Airport where K-9 teams are conducting a search activity. You will be carrying a training item either on your person or inside a piece of luggage. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Minors can assist if they are with an adult, but will not be permitted to carry a training item. Our dogs are NOT bite dogs! They will not growl, bark or threaten to attack. They have what we call a "passive alert" to indicate they have found what they are looking for.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Transportation Security Administration
1735 Technology Dr, San Jose, CA 95110, US
Our job as TSA K-9 handlers is to protect the nations transportation systems, to ensure freedom of movement, for people and commerce. We accomplish our mission everyday by training our dogs to sniff out the bad guys!
TSA was founded November 19, 2001, largely in response to the 9/11 terrorist attack. The Explosive Detection K9 Program was established just a few years after.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
1701 Airport BlvdSan Jose, CA95110
June 15, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Search & Rescue
Must be at least 18
Sessions usually last about three hours.
Minors can assist but will need to be accompanied by an adult. Minors will not be permitted to carry a training item.