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Department of Homeland Security k9

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Justice & Legal
  • Veterans & Military Families


5500 international BLvdNorth Charleston, SC 29418 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To protect the nations transportation system and ensure freedom of movement for both people and commerce.


Who We Are

TSA’s National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) began as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Explosives Detection Canine Program in 1972 and transferred to TSA in 2002. Congress has recognized the value of TSA’s NEDCTP through its continued support and funding. TSA’s NEDCTP is currently the largest explosives detection canine program in DHS, and the second largest in the federal government, with 997 funded National Explosives Detection Canine teams currently stationed at more than 100 of the Nation’s airports, mass transit, and cargo environments. The success of TSA’s NEDCTP is a prime example of federal, state, and local governmental entities working together with a common goal-to protect the transportation domain and the American people.

What We Do

TSA procures, trains, and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams to secure our Nation’s transportation systems through effective explosives detection, visible deterrence, and timely, mobile response to support rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports, surface carriers, and other facilities.


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by Linda T. (October 2, 2021)
Very warm reception from "staff". Given good information and a great parking spot. Oriented to my responsibility and supervision was appreciated. Very well organized team and reassuring to be a part of something for the good of all people.

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