Thanks for your continuing support. In order for TSA K9 to conduct training, they must use role players. Being a role player is pivotal to our training; and it just simply means acting like a flying passenger in the airport while maintaining the item the canine is searching for (provided by the handler). Role players are a pivotal component of the program and without constant role player support they cannot conduct this crucial training.
February Dates are at Houston Hobby
26 Wednesday 06:30-09:30AM
27 Thursday. 06:30-09:30AM
28 Friday. 06:30-093:0AM
players/decoys generally dress in casual attire or clothing they would normally
fly in and we encourage volunteers to bring some type of carry-on bag to assume
the look of a flying passenger. We appreciate a variety of visual
profiles for the teams to practice on and welcome those who wish to dress up,
dress down, wear suits or just feel like wearing pajamas.
REQUIREMENTS: role playing
requires no canine experience but participants must be 18 years of age. The
unit is an easy going group and stresses the importance of participants having
fun so that all, canine included, are enriched by the experience. Feel
free to bring a friend, family member or coworker if you want to make the
experience a bit more exciting. Once a volunteer participates, they
will not repeat for at least 60-90 days to prevent canine scent
PARKING AT HOU: for DECOY parking, drive to the ‘Passenger
Pick-up area’ (downstairs) and follow the ‘Commercial Vehicle’ signs. Look for
Zone 5 and drive all the way down to the end. Park by the ‘COH/LEO’ vehicle
parking only. Once you’ve arrived, please call from your vehicle so we may meet
you and place a parking placard in you dash.
Airport HPD. 713-845-6800