PNP Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde led the commissioning of 45 explosive detection dogs and administered the oath taking of K9 handlers on July 2, 2018 at the PNP Heritage Park in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

The handlers and detection dogs are part of the PNP-EOD/K9 Group which is a national operational support unit of the PNP responsible for the management, deployment, utilization and development of EOD and Canine units of the organization.