Vapor Wake Detection Dogs

With the help of the NYC Police Foundation—the NYPD has a new addition to the counterterrorism team that provides an enhanced level of protection against threats to New York City.

These specially trained bomb-sniffing dogs are able to detect airborne particles from explosives after a person carrying or wearing them has left an area—and track a suspect even through crowded city streets and train stations.

While traditional bomb-sniffing dogs identify placed or stationary explosives, Vapor Wake Labradors can detect mobile explosives up to 10 minutes after a person has left an area. The dogs work with a team to track and apprehend potential suspects.