TSA canine teams reinforce security efforts at RDU airport

cliddy@newsobserver.comMarch 28, 2014 

Evans, a Transportation Security Administration explosive detection canine, does his own version of the downward dog yoga pose before starting to work at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Friday, March 28, 2014.

He and his handler, Dave Jamieson, are part of a team that conducts real-time threat assessments to improve efficiency and add another layer of security before the boarding process at airports across the country.

In addition to providing security, the canine and human teams may select passengers for faster screening. Passengers can leave on shoes, light outerwear and a belt and keep their laptop and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on bag rather than having to unpack the items during screening.

More than 50 million passengers at more than 100 airports have been selected for the faster screening to date, according to the TSA. RDU is one of the first airports to use the service.

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