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Force Shield Security

Force Shield Security Specialist Search Unit

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Force Shield Security strives to be at the fore front of modern security developments and potential terrorist threats. Through extensive research, development and collaboration with world industry leaders; Force Shield Security has identified a niche in the security industry to enhance the services it currently successfully delivers with the introduction of a highly specialised unit.

“The Force Shield Security Specialist K9 Search Division”.


Force Shield Security is now able to deploy specialist K9 units trained in the following disciplines:

  • Explosive Detection
  • Search & Rescue
  • Drug Detection
  • Security & Patrol
  •  Forensic Search
  • Firearms Support
  • Cadaver
  • Mountain Rescue
  • Urban Search & Rescue (USAR)
  • General Purpose Police Dogs
  • Specialist Combat Tracker Dogs
  • Passive & Proactive Detection


Our services also include consultancy for the following:

  • Search Management
  • Navigation
  • Technical Rope Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Powerboat Handling
  • Counter Threat Operations

All these services coupled with our mobile training team (MTT) allow for rapid deployment and live situation training ready to exceed the client demands.

We are licensed within the collaboration by the Home Office to acquire and keep narcotics and explosives to assist with the training and development of our Specialist K9 Division.

Force Shield Security holds a wealth of accreditations including NASDU, NTIPDU and ISOQAR to guarantee the highest standards and through the use of ontinuation training (CT) we can ensure only the best service is delivered by our handlers and their dogs.

Our experience and knowledge allows us to offer a wide variety of search & rescue dog and handler training, coupled with our extensive contacts we have the ability to source, train and supply dogs worldwide.

Our specialist team comprises of leaders within the fields of Specialist Operations, Research & Development and multiple canine disciplines and are all current advisors to Law Enforcement agencies (L.E.A) Worldwide.

Mr Gavin Hepworth – Chief K9 Consultant

Our Chief K9 Consultant, Gavin Hepworth, holds over thirty years’ deployment experience of multiple canine disciplines and is heavily involved in delivering modern methodology and consultation to various Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide. Gavin has been a respected member of various high-level and government advisory committees delivering proactive counter threat measures using Specialist K9 Search and Detection Teams.

References available upon request.

Mr David Jones – Head of Specialist Operations

Head of Specialist Operations, David Jones, holds over forty years’ experience and has been recognised extensively including a Queens’ Golden & Diamond Jubilee Medals for Mountain Rescue in the United Kingdom along with a Gold Medal Professional Dog Handlers Award for Devotion to Duty. David has worked on multiple operations including Humanitarian work in Bosnia, Kosovo; Disaster work in El Salvador & Turkey and has successfully delivered training to multiple nations across the world.

References available upon request.

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