Six officers with the Harbor Police Department have a critically important job. These homeland security officers are specifically trained to search for explosives and narcotics – and they can do it all in one sniff.
The Port of San Diego's Harbor Police K-9 team is one of the only federally-certified explosives and narcotics detection units in San Diego County.
"Our K-9 detection teams primarily work at the San Diego International Airport and screen passenger luggage and cargo that is being moved onto aircraft to make sure there are no explosive or dangerous devices," said Harbor Police Chief John A. Bolduc. "These teams work very closely with the Transportation Security Administration to provide safety for all air travelers."