The Airway and Transit Policing topic is aimed at the law enforcers who keep our transit systems safe. Railway freight and passenger trains, subway systems and urban commuter buses, and of course commercial airlines and their terminals would all be vulnerable to crime and terrorism if not for the sheepdogs who protect them.
Responding to increased terrorism threats, police officers have employed bomb-sniffing dogs, high-tech explosive detection devices and security cameras to protect the sprawling 468 subway stations. Full story
Major transit agencies beefed up security as a precaution following a suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. Caravans of police vehicles were dispatched to transit hubs, and officers assigned to subways overnight were held in place so they overlapped with the day tour. - Full Story