British Transport Police were one of the first police forces in the country to use police dogs introducing them in 1908, making the dog section over 100 years old. They have over 50 dogs working across England, Scotland and Wales who play a vital role in keeping the rail network a safe environment for those who use it. They specialise in a number of disciplines including General Purpose Dogs, Firearms Support Dogs, Drug Detection Dogs and Explosive Search Dogs.
Explosive search dogs engage in high-visibility protective security patrols, providing both people-scanning and pro-active search capabilities in order to deter and disrupt terrorism on the railway network. Over this two day event an experienced BTP dog handler will be present to demonstrate the capability of their Explosive Search Dog, showcasing their search capabilities and effectiveness in responding to any threat.