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.
Source: The Loadstar