Transit Police Get 3 New Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

BOSTON (CBS) – The Transit Police unveiled their three newest employees on Monday, three dogs that will be used to help sniff out explosives. Shifty, Moxie and Wire have each served tours in Afghanistan with the US Marine Corps. They will work with the Transit Police for explosive detection.

The black labs underwent a basic training of sorts over the winter, and are now certified to work in civilian settings.

“They have multiple missions,” said Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan. “They’ll actually just take the dog right through the station and just randomly search the location.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

Transit Police Get New Bomb Dogs

The dogs were not brought on in response to the Boston Marathon bombings; in fact the department has been working with bomb-sniffing dogs since 1998. There are currently 11 of the dogs on the force.


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