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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.
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Calif. transit cops kill knife-wielding man

One BART officer suffered cuts and bruises on his arm, two officers have been placed on administrative leave - Full Story


Armed felon arrested at Calif. airport

The Sacramento Bee reports that 49-year-old Tam Nguyen is being held a variety of charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon - Full Story


BART to pay $1.3M to Oscar Grant's mom

The settlement between Bay Area Rapid Transit and Wanda Johnson resolves a $50 million wrongful death and civil rights suit - Full Story


350 with suspected terrorists ties kept off planes

Security rules became dramatically tighter after after the attempted bombing of an airline on Christmas of 2009 - Full Story


Security lax at NY, NJ ports?

Paul Nunziato, president of the Port Authority PBA, told the agency's commissioners that cars can enter the loading area of the world's largest bus terminal unchecked - Full Story


New JFK terminal is police comms dead zone

The new $743 million JetBlue terminal at JFK Airport has already led to a slew of police injuries - Full Story


Two arrested for shining laser at Chicago police helicopter

Beam was aimed at a commercial flight at Chicago's Midway Airport and again at a police helicopter that responded - Full Story


8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is a very useful exercise to remind ourselves about some of the most basic — and most visible — signs which can help police officers thwart a plot - Full Story


10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing

We've had dozens of attempted attacks by radicalized Islamist terrorists here in the United States since 9/11, and only in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was there any degree of 'success' on the part of the attacker - Full Story


Airport security: 'Don't sniff my junk?'

Airport security: 'Don't sniff my junk?'

Although K-9s are currently not allowed to sniff human beings in typical law enforcement settings, bringing explosive-detection K-9s out of the cargo hold and into airport security lines makes a lot of sense.
Less invasive than pat downs

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