Specialist K9’s Limited

Specialist K9’s Limited is a NCTAS-P Affiliated Company and Canine Service Provider of Home Office approved Explosive Detection Dog Teams.

NCTAS-P is the UK Government Endorsed National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry, which supports the Governments Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST)

NCTAS & NCTAS-P are the only accreditation schemes for Venues and Public Spaces which are currently backed by the Home Office, CT Policing, NaCTSO and the NPSA.

By providing our clients with the highest of standards, endorsed by the Home Office, gives our clients the peace of mind knowing they are getting the very best Canine Search Teams available, helping to keep their employees, visitors, sites and venues safe.

Our Managing Directors Chris Conneely & Kerry Hodder lead from the front and are themselves individually NCTAS-P Affiliated and Accredited Explosive Detection Dog Handlers, trained to the highest possible standards with current NPCC approved instructors at regional Police Forces.

Chris has over 30 years experience in the Police, with a background in Armed Policing and Dog Handling. He spent 23 years on the Police Dog Unit, with a significant proportion of that as a Police Dog Instructor across a collaboration of 3 Police Forces.

Chris worked 4 General Purpose Dogs, a Firearms Support Dog, Pro-active and Passive Drug Dogs, as well as Explosive Detection.

Chris also has experience in the Private Sector working Explosive Detection Dogs, as well as previously managing the day to day operations of another Canine Service Provider.

Kerry began her Dog handling Career with her NASDU Tobacco Detection Dog, working on behalf of private companies and Trading Standards detecting the import and distribution of illegal tobacco.

Kerry then moved on to Explosive Detection, where she trained as a resident at the prestigious, internationally recognised Surrey and Sussex Police Dog Training School, subsequently accrediting under Governments NCTAS-P Explosive Detection Dog Team Program.

Prior to Dogs, Kerry worked for the Government on behalf of the MOD, and the Royal Navy, within Health, Safety and Security, as well as a long analytical career in the City of London, responsible for managing a Content Team in London as well as offshore. She is also very proud to be on the board of Trustees for the Essex Retired Police Dog Charity.

We aim to work collaboratively across the public & private sector to ensure we remain relevant. We are thrilled to have joined the Security Institute as a Corporate Partner and look forward to supporting the institute with our NCTAS-P Explosive Detection Dogs.


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