Major training exercise sees dogs sniff out ‘explosives’ at Bristol Airport

Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country are taking part in a major training exercise at Bristol Airport this week.

More than 40 dogs will be put through their paces by their handlers throughout the terminal building and airfield, testing their ability to detect substances that could potentially harm members of the public.

The exercise, which was coordinated by our chief dog instructor, Sergeant Denis McCoy, supports the cross-government CONTEST counter-terrorism strategy – a major part of which is keeping air passengers safe and ensuring that the UK continues to lead efforts to raise global aviation safety standards.

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Source:  Avon and Somerset Police