Loudoun Campus Supports ATF Explosive Detection Training

On Sunday, February 12, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted Explosives Detection Canine Training on the Loudoun Campus. About 30 canine teams took part in the training. The attendees came from 11 different state, local and federal agencies from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland.

“It can be difficult to locate good law enforcement canine training locations,” said Richard Clabeaux, special agent canine handler and certified explosives specialist. “We need to continue to educate the handlers and train the canines since there are numerous explosive incidents throughout the world.”

“On-going training is important for all law enforcement personnel. Safety is a community effort,” said Sergeant Kerry Haynes (LO). “It was my privilege to take part in the coordination of a training event such as this with campus officials.”

“I found the NOVA Police Department at Loudoun extremely dedicated to their mission and devoted to the safety of students, staff and faculty,” Clabeaux said.

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