Canine Security and Detection

Vapor Wake and Conventional Canine Services

Stapleton Group draws upon an unsurpassed and highly successful history of training and deploying the finest explosive detection canine teams in the United States. Our explosive detection canine teams are certified by the International Police Work Dog Association-Phase 2 and all of our canines train on live explosives at our state of the art canine training facility located in eastern Pennsylvania. We are proud to offer two types of explosive detector dogs; “Conventional” and “Vapor Wake”.

Vapor Wake Canines

“Vapor Wake” detection is the next generation in the development of detector dog capability. These extraordinary detector dogs are available through our close relationship with the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, Canine Detection Institute. Vapor Wake dogs are specially bred and rigorously reared and screened for the high performance potential essential to meet the extremely challenging demands of this new level of highly mobile detection capability. Vapor Wake canines are “always on”; trained to constantly sample the air for explosive vapor or particles and once detected, proactively track the scent “wake” back to its source. Vapor Wake teams undergo months of demanding training together and remain as a unit throughout their operational lifetime. Vapor Wake technology is highly effective and uniquely suited for screening wide area, high pedestrian traffic scenarios such as building entrances/common areas, transportation hubs and sports/concert venues.

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Stapleton Group Vapor Wake Canines

Vapor Wake Dogs Stay On Target - Auburn University Research - 2012

Conventional Explosive Detection Canines

Conventional detector dogs are the foundation canine based chemical detection and are well suited to a wide range of explosive countermeasure applications including screening of pedestrians, facilities, vehicles, cargo, freight and luggage. Conventional detector dogs are trained to sample at the direction of the handler and so are more point sensors than their wide area “Vapor Wake” colleagues.

Camp Frontline - Stapleton Groups canine training facility





International Police and Work Dog Association
Stapleton Group is proud to be part of the International Police Work Dog Association. We follow the guidelines set forth for all specialty areas certification and accreditation.


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