Weather Alert(1)!
"Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until midnight EST tonight... ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. * Locations...southern Connecticut...Long Island...New York City...southern Westchester...and portions of northeast New Jersey. * Hazard types...snow...sleet and freezing rain this evening... then heavy snow Wednesday night into Thursday. * Accumulations...snow accumulation around 2 inches this evening...along with a trace of ice...then 4 to 8 inches Wednesday night into Thursday. * Timing...snow develops late this afternoon...then mixes with sleet and freezing rain early this evening before changing to rain. The rain...mixes with or changes to snow and sleet Wednesday evening...before changing to all snow around or shortly after midnight Wednesday night. The snow should taper off Thursday afternoon. * Impacts...snow covered surfaces...coated with ice...will make traveling difficult at times. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. -- Tuesday Mar.03 15,05:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

19 Canine Officers Graduate from MTA Police Training

Press Releases

Twelve of the dogs will now join their human partners in active duty inspecting unattended or suspicious packages and patrolling trains.

New York, NY - June 13, 2014 - Nineteen canine police officers in the Class of 2014 graduated from MTA Police explosives detection and anti-terrorism training this morning in a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.  
 
Twelve of the dogs will now join their human partners in active duty inspecting unattended or suspicious packages and patrolling the trains, stations, tracks and facilities of the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway, a 5,000-square-mile territory across 14 counties in two states.  
 
Seven of the canines who graduated today will join sister agencies who are among the regional partners of the MTA in law enforcement: the NYPD, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the police departments of Brewster and Warwick, N.Y.
 
The MTA Police Department has one of the largest canine explosives detection forces in the country, with approximately 50 dogs in service at any time. Last year, the canine teams responded to 27,900 requests for assistance, and inspected and cleared 2,619 unattended packages.
 
Dogs are approximately a year old when they go through the rigorous 12-week training course. They live with their human partners, and can serve in active duty for up to eight or nine years before retiring.  
 
The canines are named after military service members, police officers and firefighters who have given their lives in service to their country.
 
Joining the MTA Police today are Augie, Chief, Daehan, Foxy, Geo, Holland, Joey, Mac, Patriot, Sentry, T.J. and Vinny. Joining the MTA’s sister agencies are Blue, Boomer, Dante, Falco, Nox, Sentinel and Tank.
 
Photos via MTA’s Flickr feed.
comments powered by Disqus

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog