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About the Bomb Detection K9 Section

6605 Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, California 90045

The Bomb Detection K9 Section is a specialized group of bomb detection canine handlers whose mission is to deter and detect the introduction of explosive devices in transportation systems and the City of Los Angeles.

All of the officers assigned to the section attend a ten-week bomb detection canine course put on by the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) in San Antonio, Texas, Lackland Air Force Base.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) began participating in the NEDCTP in 1997.  The section works in cooperation with TSA and the Los Angeles World Airport Police. The section also works with LAPD Bomb Squad and provides an invaluable service to the airport community as well as the City of Los Angeles.

The use of highly trained explosive detection canine teams is a proven deterrent to terrorism directed towards transportation systems.  The explosive detection canine teams are used provide security and a visible deterrent at airports, rail stations, passenger terminals, seaports and surface carriers.