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The Association of Behavioural Detection Officers

The ABDO is a strictly 'not for profit' organisation

About Us


To set the standard internationally around the training, deployment, research and accreditation of Behavioural Detection Officers.

The Association

The Association of Behavioural Detection Officers was formed by Behavioural Detection Officers with the aim to drive up standards in the industry and to establish an internationally recognised professional body who can further advance the science around behavioural detection and help regulate a previously unregulated industry.


To work with academics and experienced practitioners to develop research into the science and best practice in relation to behavioural detection.

To development and enhance the abilities of Behavioural Detection Officers.

To set the standards and best practices of BDO's internationally so when a BDO is deployed in USA or Australia, you will still get the same standard of service.

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