Held Dec. 9 through 11 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, PTX 2019 was a hosted buyer event where invited agency personnel (“delegates”) met with technology companies (“supplier hosts”) about products they are interested in buying.
During the Trials, attendees watched as police, military, and government K-9 teams from Arizona and Mexico competed in a variety of field exercises. In addition, some of the competing teams gave demonstrations of their capabilities.
After stepping off the shuttle bus and into a dust storm, I determined that attempting to shoot any firearm long distance would be far more challenging than my novice rifle shooting skills could handle. I primarily stuck with handguns and short-range rifle shooting.
North Carolina-based company K2 Solutions has trademarked its Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs. The term means the dog can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person. Click through to see these K-9s at work.
To find out more about K2 Solutions' Person-Borne Explosive Detection Dogs, read "Training the BombHunters."
Earlier this month, more than 70 police dog teams from local, state, and federal agencies participated in the 2018 Desert Dog Regional K-9 Police Trials in Mesa, AZ. The event was held at Sloan Park, the spring training camp to the Chicago Cubs.
Law enforcement agencies from Arizona, California, and Mexico were represented. The K-9 competition, in which handlers and their dogs compete in various exercises and events to simulate real-life scenarios, is open to the public. Scenarios include: handler protection, tactical building search, building search, agility/obstacle course, area search, narcotics, and explosives search. Because the building, narcotics, and explosives searches must take place in controlled environments, these are not open to the public.
The annual event is not funded by any public money. All costs associated with the event must be raised through donations, sales of program ad space, or vendor booth fees.
If you or your business would like to become involved in supporting or sponsoring these trials, setting up a vendor booth, advertising in the program, entering a K-9 team, or sponsoring a K-9 team, contact Scott Calender at [email protected]