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.
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
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy walks past an opening pedestrian barrier. Six terrorist plots targeting U.S. subway and rail systems have been exposed since 9/11. (AP Photo)
Systems remain targets
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