An important part of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit is it’s K-9 component.
Made up of dogs originally imported from Central and Eastern Europe, the dogs are then assigned a permanent handler, trained and set to work.
They are able to operate in a variety of situations and are used to wearing a range of special equipment, such as GPS equipment, special earmuffs if they are sniffing out bombs and special cameras to use in situations where their handler can’t follow but needs to see what is happening.
They are often used for finding perpetrators who have fled the scene on foot and to track missing persons.
They are expert at sniffing out drugs, finding dead bodies and go on transit patrols to keep NYC’s subways safe.
They are now also used in anti-terrorism activities and their equipment is the same as a Seal team. Thank you K-9′s, thank you NYPD, we appreciate how you keep us safe. LIKE the work of the NYPD K-9 unit.