The Officer Deployment Unit or (ODU) of Sentinal Protection and Investigations is our prime division. The K-9 teams of the O.D.U. are the backbone of this division. They provide the most effective and efficient layer of security for your assets. These security officers provide an excellent visual deterrent to crime and increase public awareness. O.D.U. K-9 teams present and maintain a positive and professional image.

O.D.U. K-9 teams have the ability to reduce your cost as owner and operator by reducing manpower.  Whereas a standard security detail would require four armed officers, O.D.U. K-9 teams can perform the same detail with just two units. Our officers have the proven advantage of working with highly skilled, highly trained working dogs. These K-9s are able to detect threats long before they become apparent by way of their uncanny sense of smell and hearing, affording the officer greater self-protection, and provide a less-lethal alternative to firearms.

Operations and Availability

O.D.U. K-9 teams are deployed to areas and property for multiple reasons. K-9 teams increase security visibility. Increasing your security visibility decreases negative incidents and increases safety. Our teams are also capable of tackling situations conventional security is incapable of handling.

Services of the O.D.U. are available to any medium or large private business owner and/or corporation in search of a cost-effective layer of physical security to protect their assets and investments. O.D.U. teams have a history of interagency cooperation and are available as a supplement layer of security to your existing security measure(s).

Our K-9 teams specialize in:

  • Airport Security
  • Parking garage/lot security
  • Special Events
  • Marinas and Seaport
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sporting events
  • Crowd Management
  • High risk operations
  • Large scale construction project
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Appearance and Professionalism


O.D.U. officers demand respect and attention whenever and wherever they’re
deployed. The type of uniform and appearance will vary depending on client, criteria,
conditions, and scope of work.

Officer Training and Standards

Sentinal Protection’s O.D.U. officers set the standard for excellence and
training in its respective field. Candidates for officer status must pass
rigorous background checks, psychological evaluations, and physical fitness
testing before entering our base training program. Fingerprint analysis and
recording performed by the Michigan State Police is also required.
Specialty/Site specific training may include but is not limited to:

  • Basic and Emergency Handcuffing
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Customer service/courtesy
  • ASPR Baton
  • Chemical/OC propellant
  • CQC Training
  • Advanced Weapons
  • And Much More