As a leader in the industry, MSA Security recognizes the prominent and rising threat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) play in today’s environment. It’s a serious threat and one that is best met with the credentials of MSA’s fleet of Canine Detection Teams. Our teams are experienced, certified and proven – receiving extensive and continued operational training that focuses on a wide variety of deployment specialties.
MSA’s Canine Detection Program is unmatched and led by one of the best teams in the nation.
An Experienced Explosive Detection Team Makes all the Difference
MSA Security is the largest provider of bomb dog teams in the nation with a unique industry position of single-handler, single-purpose teams trained solely in explosive odor detection. In addition to MSA's Director of Canine Training and our master trainers, MSA employs an industry-recognized forensic explosive chemist to ensure that our teams are imprinted and trained on current and emerging explosive threats. MSA’s full-time veterinarian provides ongoing health care for our fleet.
The MSA team is unique to the industry in that it combines the experience of bomb technicians with dog training professionals. The result is a best-in-class training team that makes all the difference.
Carefully Selected, Diligently Trained Dogs and Handlers
An MSA canine is carefully selected from sporting breeds, like Labradors and German Shepherds, with an impressive level of socialization and a superior sense of smell, strong drive, intelligence, stable temperament and eagerness to please. MSA handlers have notable military and law enforcement backgrounds. Together, they form an unrivaled team diligently trained and prepared to detect explosives in active environments like city streets, sports stadiums, office buildings, airports, transportation terminals, loading docks and more.
MSA Director of Canine Training Michael Wynn is instrumental in ensuring superior training of our explosive detection dogs and handlers. Mike is a retired Connecticut State Trooper who was a Master Trainer and lead instructor for the Connecticut State Police Canine Program. With over 20 years’ experience training police work dogs, he is a leader in the industry.
MSA Master Trainers
Michael Belanger specializes in scent detection and canine behavior and is retired from the Connecticut Department of Corrections where he served as a canine handler and trainer.
Joseph Martel conducts monthly validation training for MSA’s International EDC Training Program and is a certified bomb technician and instructor, having retired from the Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad with more than 15 years’ experience in law enforcement as a canine handler.
Peter Davis has 15 years of experience in the law enforcement canine community and was a lead trainer for the New York Police Department Emergency Service Unit, Canine Section. He is certified by FEMA as a Level 1 and Level 2 Search and Rescue handler.