For more than two decades our students, teachers and parents have lived with the reality of school shootings. In the past five years alone, there have been 109 school shootings across the US, 28 of which have been in 2019 alone.
By utilizing our K9 services, administrators become proactive rather than reactive in regards to reducing gun presence in academic environments. The 94 schools that fell victim to an active shooter in 2018 never had a prior incident involving gun violence. In the event of a school shooting, there are fatalities, injured victims, countless lives and an entire community who are gravely impacted by surviving the event. It is imperative to think “PROACTIVE” rather than “REACTIVE”.
We offer an affordable and effective way to prevent your community from facing tragedy, through customized search plans.
Our K9 teams are highly trained and effective in any environment. Examples of contraband our K-9’s can locate:
Be the key to preventing violence in schools and ensure our children and our staff have a safe environment to learn and work in.
We offer schools the unique advantage of a proactive safety solution instead of living in fear and being reactive. Upon arrival, the handler will meet your designated contact person (usually the principal or school security officer) and will be led on a preliminary tour of the search areas, leaving the canine in the vehicle. After the tour, the handler will discuss the plan of action and answer any questions.
We require your representative accompany the K9 team throughout the search. If there is more than one K9 team, we require that you provide an observer for each team.
The handler will lead the dog through each area in a designated pattern paying attention to subtle signs that the dog is trained to display. The handler will mark all areas of dog indications.
The marked areas give specific locations where you can look for drugs or evidence of drugs once the search of all areas is complete. Narcotics are a life-threatening problem in our schools.
Our company is mission-based and is considered an independent contractor. The state does not provide funding for services where K9s search for firearms and narcotics at school on an independent basis. Law enforcement does not have firearm searching K9s and do not conduct routine narcotic searches with K9s due to search and seizure laws and lack of manpower. By using our services, the school can take the necessary steps to proactively respond to the situation.
If a K9 alerts on a particular area, the handler will mark that area so it can be handled accordingly by the school admin. At no time will K9 teams get involved with searching on alerted areas. It will be at the schools’ discretion whether any findings remain in house or becomes an external issue.
Upon arrival, the K9 handler will make contact with a supervisor who will be accompanying him or her that day. The supervisor will provide the handler a few areas that they wish to be searched on that particular day. The handler will get his K9 from the vehicle and begin searching the areas desired. At no time will searches interfere with students learning or class time. Each search will be well planned and organized to keep everything as discreet as possible.
Our K9s have a success rate of 98% in conducting and alerting on possible firearms and narcotics presence. If any contraband is found after a K9 has alerted on a certain area, it is at the school’s discretion on how the incident will be handled – whether internally or externally. Our K9 teams only provide the search and alert status if present. Our K9 teams do not conduct any searches of the area the K9 alerts.
After each search is conducted, a detailed report on what the dogs alerted on and where will be provided for your records.
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See some of the statistics showing some of the issues currently going on.
More than 187,000 students have been exposed to school gun violence since the infamous Columbine shooting.
Gun violence has become the second leading cause of death for children as of 2018.
More than 70% of the school shootings are students who attend the school-numbers on the rise from gang violence and bullying.
Across the nation, there have been 189 school shootings since 2013.