No Results From Louisville Airport Bomb-Dog Unit


Five Louisville airport police officers were sent to Texas over the past three years to become certified handlers of bomb-sniffing dogs. Today, not a single certified dog or officer is patrolling at the airport, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. Three officers left the much-publicized program under questionable circumstances; one did not complete the federal 10-week training program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio; and another and his dog failed a required certification test.

Airport and federal Transportation Security Administration officials would not respond to specific questions about the canine program, citing federal laws enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that prohibit release of “sensitive security information.” The Courier-Journal confirmed information through interviews, airport records and other records obtained under Kentucky’s Open Records Act.


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