By Avra Sullivan
Specializing in professional security for businesses, homes and communities, Homeland Canine Security was started three years ago by James and Charlotte Rogers. Highly trained dogs and experienced officers form the key components of this security company.
Formally head of the canine training program for NASA, James has over 17 years in law enforcement and experience with K9 training. “The dogs are rewarded with a favorite toy rather than food, which can lead to a false alarm if in a house that has the same bone or treat. That toy is only used during training sessions and when the dog alerts to a substance,” explains James. The dogs are highly trained to detect explosives, drugs and other illegal substances.
Also impressive are the two-legged officers of Homeland Canine Security. All are professionally trained and travel in highly visible, marked vehicles and in full uniform. Most are former or retired police or military officers.
Homeland Canine Security is able to tailor security for communities and neighborhoods based upon their specific needs. The company can customize how many hours to patrol and what days and times would be most beneficial. The visual deterrent alone can help protect a house or community or business from being a crime target. Should an officer witness a crime or incident, they have full authority and training to detain and arrest. The nearest local police department would be summoned to process the paper work, and the Homeland Canine Security officer would appear in court as the witnessing officer.
If you’re going on vacation, Homeland Canine Security can schedule house checks while you are away, including picking up mail and newspapers. “What many people don’t think about…a bunch of newspapers on the step or mail piled in the mailbox are giveaways to a potential burglar that you are not home,” says James. These services can be included in a security package for neighborhoods, and the company has a 24-hour emergency dispatch number that is given to residents.
More information about Homeland Canine Security can be found by calling 1-800-259-3641 or at their website www.homelandcanine.com.