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Media Advisory: BPS, UofSC Police Co-Sponsor DHS Explosives Training for K-9 Units

Mon, 07/12/2021


South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) announce the following event:

WHAT: Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) Event

The South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) and the University of South Carolina Police Department are co-hosting a Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) event July 14 – 15, 2021. Media will be granted access to interviews and video of some of those exercises on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

21 K-9 handlers, representing 14 law enforcement agencies statewide, will come alongside one another to participate in the two-day exercise. The handlers will learn the latest hands-on training to detect explosive threats, all made possible by funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate.

Please see attached fact sheet regarding REDDI events.

 WHEN: Media access provided on Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 9 a.m.  – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium (USC Campus): 1125 George Rogers Blvd., Columbia, SC. Enter at Lot B off Key Road. Activities will be scheduled near Gate 68.   

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.