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K9 Units in Public Transportation: A Guide for Decision Makers
K9 Units in Public Transportation: A Guide for Decision Makers
Report Number: R-086 Volume 02
This is the second volume of TCRP 86: Public Transportation Security, a series in which relevant information is assembled into single, concise volumes, each pertaining to a specific security problem and closely related issues.  This volume will focus on the concern that transit agencies are addressing when developing programs in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed.  This report will be of interest to federal, state, and local law enforcement K9 program operators.  Trained dogs represent the best broad-spectrum, high sensitivity sensory systems.  The use of canine (K9) teams to support patrol, narcotics, and explosives-detection activities is routine in major metropolitan areas.  This information is based largely on extensive interviews with nine public transportation agencies that currently deploy K9s and four agencies that disbanded their K9 programs in the last  5 years.

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