TSA allows third parties to certify sniffer dogs for air cargo screening


Private companies and individuals with sniffer dog teams will soon be able to screen air cargo in the US after the TSA approved 12 organisations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams.

Starting from November 1, 3PK9-C Certifiers will be able to start the process to certify sniffer dog teams. Under the new programme, third-party canine teams trained in explosives detection can be certified by the non-governmental entities, acting under the approval of the TSA. Certified teams can be deployed to screen air cargo for aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, and other TSA-regulated parties operating under a TSA-approved or accepted security programme.

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Source: The Loadstar