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Retail Shopping Centre

I am the Security Manager at a well known Shopping Centre.

Part of our area concern is a licensed venue precinct that incorporates a variety of venues, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as a major shopping centre.

We had been experiencing many behavioural issues around our venues and in the car parks so we engaged Metropolitan Watching Pty Ltd and Detector Dogs Australia, you were was able to provide prompt and professional service in organising the appropriate Canine Patrols, which suited our environment. Since the introduction of the dog handlers, we have received favourable comments from both tenants and patrons that believe the environment has become far safer.

We are still using the service today, and we are very happy with the professionalism shown by the handlers, both in the way they interact with the public and staff, and in the way they present themselves while on patrol.

Security Manager

Security Manager

Entertainment Security

I would like to thank you for the service your Detector Dog Teams provided for our clients last week. Due to the sensitive nature of the events, the VIP guests and the terrorists activities around the world our clients risk management team requested bomb sweeps be undertaken on multiple venues.

From my initial contact with you and the follow up calls from out office and team leaders it was a simple procedure to have the sweep completed.

Feedback from our client was very positive, they were impressed with the way your staff went about their duties and the professionalism they displayed which also reflects on our company as the provider.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the use of Detector Dog Teams to any prospective or current client and wish you every success with your business in the future.

National Manager
Entertainment Security

National Manager
Entetainment Security

Patrick Stevedoring – Queen Mary II

Many thanks for the fine work you and your team did for Patrick on the occasion of the Queen Mary II
visit to Melbourne Webb Dock East on 12 March 2014.

Your assistance leading up to the event was matched only by the brilliant execution by Daniel and your canines on the day. They worked tirelessly on the day, checking each and every vehicle entering the facility. The Office of Transport Security were on site on two separate instances and commented on both occasions how pleased they were with our adoption of this additional security measure and how well it was implemented on the day.

If ever there was a further need for your services I would not hesitate to contact Detector Dogs Australia again. Furthermore, I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a requirement similar to ours.

Yours sincerely

Paul Cudmore
Business Unit Manager
Patrick Stevedoring – Melbourne

Paul Cudmore
Patrick Stevedoring - Melbourne

Detector Dogs Australia Assists Queen Victoria On Her Visit To Australia

SNP Security thanks Detector Dogs Australia for their quality service in 2006 during the Sydney visit of Queen Victoria of England.

In 2006 during the Sydney visit of Queen Victoria, Detector Dogs Australia was engaged by SNP Security to provide two (2) EED (bomb detection) dogs for the service of one of our major clients being the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney CBD.

During the period that Mr Kotsopoulos and his staff were engaged, the professionalism and customer service skills displayed was excellent. The staffs were quick to provide feedback and ideas, which in some cases were taken up by the client and our operational team.

The whole service was conducted flawlessly and the team worked well with the SNP staff and management on site.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Detection Dogs International for any other service involving the EED dogs and would be than happy to reiterate this in person if required.

If there is any other information that you require or if I can be of any further assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me.

With thanks,

Ken Jenkins
Account Manager – Protective Services

Ken Jenkins
SNP Security

Westfield Shopping Centre

Security Manager from Westfield Shopping Centre thanks Detector Dogs Australia for protecting their assets.

As Security manager for Westfield Sydney CBD Properties, I wish to extend my thanks for the outstanding professionalism displayed by your organisation during “World Youth Day 08 (16th – 20th July 08).

The ‘K-9 Detection Team’ you supplied significantly enhanced security arrangements pertaining to both physical assets and personnel at Westfield CBD during an exceptionally busy and potentially disruptive period. This further helped to ensure that regular business activity was able to proceed unhindered.

The enthusiasm and dedication displayed by your K-9 Detection Team handler Paulene is worthy of special mention. Her strong work ethic and customer service focus are a credit to both herself and your organization. Feedback from Westfield staff and contractors, retailers and customers alike has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here at Westfield Sydney CBD Properties we look forward to continuing our well-established working relationship with Detector Dogs Australia well into the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Trent Morrissey
Security Manager
Westfield CBD Properties

Trent Morrissey
Westfield Shopping Centre

John Ilhan – Crazy John’s CEO

It is with a great deal of pleasure I offer this reference for Kris Kotsopoulos, Detector Dogs Australia, Metropolitan Group and Von Forell Kennels.

Kris has worked with my wife and I to develop a profile of our immediate and long term personal Security requirements. Our decision to purcahse a family guardian and companion dog was not a short or simple process.

The intial visit was carried out in our family residence, resulted in the purchase of a dog. I found Kris to be an absolute professional throughtout this whole process. He has made himself available to me and my family at all times and demonstrated he has a thorough understanding of his industry in security and animal behaviour.

My wife and I were completely satisfied with the service we received from Kris, and we found his honesty and trustworthiness reassuring with a long – term client consious philosophy.

We would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone that requires professional help and guidance in this or similar areas.


John Ilhan
Chief Executive Officer
Crazy John’s

John Ilhan
Crazy John's