Virginia Railway Express (VRE) hosted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a canine training event at the VRE Broad Run train yard in Prince William County as part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training. This training opportunity is one of many law enforcement related training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the area.
The training consisted of TSA explosives detection canines sweeping train equipment and a station to help familiarize the dogs and their handlers with railroad environments. TSA trains explosives detection canines as one of its many measures to secure the national transportation system. This training is unique because the dogs come to the train yard so they can learn to easily adapt to railroad settings in the event a security situation occurs.
“Safety and security are priorities for us at VRE. We appreciate the work our partner agencies do and we’re here to help them with these surface training opportunities. We operate in a security critical region and are committed to pursuing as many opportunities as possible to incorporate security into our operations,” said VRE CEO Doug Allen.
Canines are easily deployable due to their mobility, which makes them useful to maintain VRE security operations and provide security from potential threats.
By Prince William Living