Amtrak K-9 Unit: Trained to Keep America’s Railroad Safe

Posted by Content Coordinator on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Strategically deployed at stations throughout the Amtrak system, the Amtrak Police K-9 Unit is trained to detect threats from explosives. These teams undergo an 11-week training program where the conventional bomb dogs are taught odor recognition. Some of these dogs continue their training to become Vapor Wake Detection Canines, where they are trained to alert on scents left in the wake of a passing individual. Amtrak currently has the most K-9 units in the railroad industry with vapor wake capabilities. –Amtrak on YouTube.

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