Other newly acquired high-tech equipment includes two custom-built mobile kennel trucks equipped with air-conditioning
“The camera allows officers to see what is happening and who might be lurking in dark areas like some parts of the subterranean system, the police said. In the event of an accident or a terrorist act, dogs with cameras might be able to get to spaces that officers cannot.”
Abigail Meisel, the NYT
Continuing their methodical takeover of the NYPD with Teutonic efficiency, a new class of German Shepherds (ha?) is set to join the force this month, and when they do, they’ll be dressed to the K-nines. Because unlike the illicit-fruit-hunting beagles over at JFK, these puppies mean business.
Apache, Tank, Elvis, and Ranger have spent the past six months learning to wiggle into danger/track terrorists wearing vests decked out with $9,000 Mission Impossible: Dog Protocol-style infrared cameras. Because as dog-whisperer/police lieutenant John Pappas sagely observes, “We’re all sheepdogs looking for wolves.”