Massachusetts State Police K9s, Bomb Squad working hard to ensure safety of holiday commuters

“As the holiday travel season is upon us the Massachusetts State Police Association would like to highlight the hard work and service of the Massport Bomb Squad, a team made up of 11 canine handlers, and 7 bomb technicians based at Logan Airport. The Massport Bomb Squad is led by Sgt. Calnan who is also the trainer for the unit with over 30 years of experience.

The canine unit has both passenger screening K9’s and explosive detection K9’s, making the Massport Bomb Squad a versatile unit ready to respond to any threat. The canine training is intense, and is hosted by the TSA Canine Training Center located in San Antonio Texas. The training can run from 11 weeks to 16 weeks, depending upon the certification. In addition, some of our canine handlers are also bomb technicians, which require additional training.

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