Air travel: Dogs now decide on airport security in Orlando, Florida

Let dogs judge you walking through a fast track at TSA airline security in Orlando. There will not be racial profiling in any way - guaranteed. Sue the dogs if you don't like to be sniffed.

Air travel: Dogs now decide on airport security in Orlando, Florida

Let dogs judge you walking through a fast track at TSA airline security in Orlando. There will not be racial profiling in any way – guaranteed. Sue the dogs if you don’t like to be sniffed.

Next time you travel through the Orlando International Airport let the dogs clear passengers like you while you wait in the line. Once the dog determines you’re safe, chances are you’ll get to walk through security without taking off your belt, shoes, or having to remove your laptop

The Transportation Security Administration started using bomb-sniffing dogs at OIA back in December, during certain busy periods at airport security checkpoints.

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It’s the same type of faster treatment that passengers who sign up for the new TSA pre-check get each time they pass through security. TSA is using the dogs and pushing the pre-check because smaller crowds at checkpoints are safer, and make it easier for behavior detection officers to identify someone with suspicious body language.

Another program TSA has in Orlando includes a former military bomb expert who hides explosives in children’s books, laptops and even soda cans, then slips them through security checkpoints during exercises, hoping TSA agents will find them.

Henderson oversees Jones and the airport’s TSA operation center. His staff is in constant contact with other TSA control rooms at 450 airports nationwide, as well as TSA’s command center in Washington DC.

Whenever troubling incidents like the Boston Marathon bombing occur, his Orlando-based team springs into action.

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