MANORVILLE, N.Y., May 26, 2011 /New York Netwire/ — Officer James Greco, founder and CEO of Long Island K-9 Service (www.lik-9.com) and Long Island Security Consultants (www.lisecurity.com), continues his humanitarian mission to provide expert explosives and narcotics detection throughout Long Island and the Metropolitan area. The celebrated security company has recently partnered with The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company to provide canine explosive detection teams for its line of ferries. The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company is the first ferry in the United States to receive a federal grant to implement explosive detection canine teams.
The ferry company has proved to be a vital link between Long Island, NY and southwestern Connecticut since 1883 and provides service to approximately 400,000 vehicles and one million passengers per year. The events of September 11, 2001 have served to reinforce the company’s commitment to the safety and security of its constituency, the traveling public. With keen awareness of the potential for terrorist activity or narcotics exchange, the company has greatly enhanced security measures including increased awareness training for employees, cutting-edge technology, and explosives detection canine teams.
For more than 15 years, Officer Greco’s celebrated company has employed an intensely trained team of canines and their handlers to seek out contraband and explosive devices at the state and municipal levels. In the private sector, Long Island K-9 was the first agency of its kind to introduce these specialized protection services, and continues to increase its roster of high profile clients.
Long Island K-9 Service has the largest canine training facility on Long Island, with a state-of-the art training facility located on two and one half sprawling acres in Manorville, Long Island.
“We have provided our explosive detection canine teams for Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, United States Federal Government Police, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Congressman and Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Peter King, the Republican Convention in New York City and many prominent celebrities,” states Officer Greco.
The unique company is dual licensed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the New York State Department of Labor to possess high explosives for its training purposes. The company has also sparked the interest of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) canine division, major airports and airlines, Fortune 500 companies and private security organizations. Officer Greco has appeared on Good Morning America, Japanese television, Inside Edition, News Channel 4, and has held interviews with The New York Times and 880 CBS News Radio. He is available for seminars and demonstrations.