Monumental Sports & Entertainment Welcomes Global K9 Protection Group to Capital One Arena Security Team

Washington, D.C. – Today, Monumental Sports & Entertainment announces Global K9 Protection Group as the exclusive provider of canine screening solutions for Capital One Arena. The multiyear deal includes dog protection services for Washington Wizards and Capitals games and all events at Capital One Arena.

“We’re thrilled to add Global K9 to our robust security efforts at Capital One Arena,” said Eric Rhodes, Vice President of Security at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “The safety of our patrons and staff are of the utmost importance to us all and we are prepared to continue delivering high quality service with our new partners.”

Capitals and Wizards fans and concert goers have come to rely on a seamless fan experience from the moment they arrive on site at Capital One Arena. Global K9 Protection Group will join the completely touchless security screening process led by a staff of trusted personnel committed to exceeding safety and threat mitigation standards.

“We are committed to delivering the next generation of detection dog capabilities and advancing the art and science of what is possible in this industry with Capital One Arena as our partner,” said Michael Larkin, Vice President of Commercial Services for Global K9 Protection Group. “We understand that selecting the right partner is critical to the operational impact a canine program can have on keeping people safe.”

Capital One Arena hosts over 220+ events per year, ranging from professional to collegiate sports, major music and entertainment acts and in-demand family shows, appealing to multiple audiences on any given day of the week. To learn more about safety and security protocols in place at the arena, visit


About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans and our people. To learn more, please visit

About Global K9 Protection Group
Global K9 Protection Group is a Veteran Owned and Operated business focused on delivering reliable, sustainable and compliant canine screening solutions. Driven by a culture of excellence our staff is comprised of experts and seasoned veterans in threat mitigation, facility and premises security, aviation security, Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), nationally recognized canine professionals, MBAs, and Lean-Six Sigma Black-belts.

GK9PG is a technology company at heart delivering engineered solutions for the aviation security and commercial industry. Our staff is perpetually working to devise new innovative technologies to advance our capabilities and offerings with public safety and security at the forefront of our advancements.



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