Currently, the Coast Guard employs 16 canine explosive detection teams, which are comprised of one Coast Guard working dog and one handler. The teams are located across the country at Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams and the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team. It’s the unique capabilities that these detection dogs bring to the teams that make them so effective.
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The multi-mission Maritime Security Response Team and Maritime Safety and Security Teams of the U.S. Coast Guard provide port safety, security and law enforcement capabilities to America’s ports. Partnerships are important in achieving their mission, and one of these partnerships is with man’s best friend. Canine explosive detection teams are part of the MSRT and