Canine Training Facility Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
The Harkins team attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the James J. Maloney Canine Training Facility on Thursday, September 12th at the JJRTC campus in Beltsville, MD.
The US Army Corps of Engineers designed the new complex for the U.S. Secret Service that increases the capacity of its predecessor. The original buildings were demolished and replaced with a new 20,500 sf state-of-the-art Canine Facility in two buildings.
The administrative/training building has administrative spaces, classrooms and odor introduction and observations rooms that support canine training requirements. Attached by an access road and a canopy, a separate 36-kennel building is dedicated to the care and maintenance of the canines, including space for a veterinary emergency examination room, laundry room, food preparation and storage rooms, and tactical equipment storage.
An existing 1-acre yard was upgraded to provide advanced training capacity for the canines, along with two new breakout yards to provide extra areas for relief and relaxation.
This is the only canine training facility that serves our secret service canines in the country.