5.9k Share this
NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — There are three young, Port Authority Police officers training in Newark, and they are eager to protect using their keen sense of smell.

“Our goal as Port Authority police officers is to keep the patrons safe at our facilities,” officer Eric Brozek said.

Ciri, Vinny, and Perry are the latest K-9 officers in training for the Port Authority and they all have very different personalities.

But they do all have one thing in common- they want to work.

These three dogs are specializing in detecting explosive devices and will be able to detect 15 different explosive odors.

“The K-9 has to be right, we don’t have room for error,” Brozek said.

Officer Rodney Arroyo trains the new K-9 recruits and says they’re determined to search everything, “terminals, aircraft, vehicles, luggage.”

The K-9’s work is instrumental in keeping travel hubs safe.

On Wednesday an unattended bag at Newark Airport caused concern and K-9 Daga, who is certified, came in to complete the search.

And just like that: all clear.

“it’s nose, you can’t replace a dog’s nose,” Arroyo said. ” The dog recognizes there is an odor to sit on. And he sits on it.”

Arroyo trains the dogs and their handlers to be ready for any situation.

“We have millions of people who travel through our facilities,” Arroyo said. “We have to be on top of our A-game all the time.”

These three K-9 officers in training are going to make sure you get to where to need to be.

“We came to work to make sure you get on your flight or your bus,” Brozek said.

All three canines will be graduating next week bringing the Port Authority K-9 unit total to 44 dogs.

WATCH: Young mother goes missing in Brooklyn, mom’s desperate search for her

———-
* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Submit a News Tip

Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Source: This post first appeared on abc7NY

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

How to save money on childcare: Six ways to trim the cost

As the cost of living crisis hits home for millions of people,…

‘The Lord God Blesses Our Struggle, Which Is Just’

ROME — Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk decried the ongoing Russian offensive…

Woman found guilty of harassment of former neighbours in Chingford after ‘hate campaign’

A woman who launched an 18-month-long hate campaign against the next-door neighbours…

Elon Musk appears stressed and glued to his phone at dinner party

‘The bots are angry at being counted’: Elon Musk says his team…

Chilling dangerous dog sign and mangled kennel at farm where boy, three, was mauled to death

The owner of the dog which mauled a three-year-old boy to death…

Eliminating Student Loan Moratorium Would Help Ease Inflation

During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of Bloomberg’s “Wall Street Week,” economist,…

Social Media Company CEOs ‘Need to Be Held Accountable’ for Hate Speech on Platforms

Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that social media company chief…

DOMINIC LAWSON: Time to unplug the Kremlin hotline, Mr Macron, it’s making you a laughing stock 

To no one’s surprise, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest. The popular…