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NYPD to Use Secret Weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' Retrievers
Fox News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Gregg Re

Posted on 11/23/2017 4:33:47 AM PST by Cecily

The NYPD is doubling down on a new breed of security to defend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade: an elite team of Labrador retrievers specially trained to detect explosives on roving targets in large crowds.

The dogs have completed the 18-month patent-pending "Vapor Wake" training program, which was developed at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Unlike normal bomb-sniffing dogs, which are adept at identifying explosives in stationary objects such as trash cans, Vapor Wake dogs keep their noises up and look for mobile threats.

The Labradors are dialed into the "thermal plumes left behind in a person's wake," Paul Hammond, the president of Vapor Wake training program VWK9 LLC, told Rolling Stone.

The dogs, which are trained to avoid the distractions of large crowds and loud noises typical of large events, can sense explosive particles and even firearm residue in this wake, Wired reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: counterterrorism; nyc; parade; workingdogs

1 posted on 11/23/2017 4:33:47 AM PST by Cecily
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To: Cecily

Very cool. Prayers for the safety of all at the parade today.


2 posted on 11/23/2017 4:39:54 AM PST by sneakers (Trump is the lazer pointer and the media are the cats!)
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To: Jemian

War Eagle!


3 posted on 11/23/2017 4:40:02 AM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: Cecily

My dog is highly adept at generating vapor wakes. No training required. It came to him naturally.


4 posted on 11/23/2017 4:40:30 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Cecily

Too bad this is in the news. This should probably be kept secret. I can immediately think of a way to defeat this strategy.


5 posted on 11/23/2017 4:48:14 AM PST by samtheman (Where is the Clinton Dossier that is the product of Trump/Russian collusion?)
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To: Cecily

This is why Muslims hate dogs. Dogs, our best friends, have an amazing sense of smell. Some can detect one ppb in air.


6 posted on 11/23/2017 4:50:36 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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To: Cecily

I don’t trust Auburn. #RollTide. Can’t wait to see them in action! Nothing Islam hates more than pigs, dogs Christians. It’s gonna be. A great thanksgiving.


7 posted on 11/23/2017 4:54:32 AM PST by momincombatboots (White Stetsons up.. let's save our country!)
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To: Cecily

The Labradors are dialed into the “thermal plumes left behind in a person’s wake,” Paul Hammond, the president of Vapor Wake training program VWK9 LLC, told Rolling Stone.


The only downside is the Labrador Retrievers tend to run uncontrollably toward Taco Bells.


8 posted on 11/23/2017 4:57:48 AM PST by Flick Lives (The FBI is a taxpayer funded Mafia organization)
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To: Cecily
The Labradors are dialed into the "thermal plumes left behind in a person's wake"

("fake but accurate")

9 posted on 11/23/2017 5:36:36 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: samtheman
Too bad this is in the news. This should probably be kept secret.

Why is it that law enforcement people love to tell all their tricks? They seem to like to brag how they are going to fool the bad guys or how they managed to catch them after the fact. The military does it sometimes, as well. Don't give up your secrets!

10 posted on 11/23/2017 5:48:06 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Kill: NFL, Hollywood, NBA, BLM, CAIR, Antifa, SPLC, CNN, ESPN, NPR, TWITTER, FACEBOOK)
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To: samtheman

Or, perhaps it is fake news put out to induce the bombers to take extraordinary precutins that might thwart their intnent


11 posted on 11/23/2017 5:53:03 AM PST by Thibodeaux (whites seem to actually be supreme)
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To: Joe 6-pack

He must get all the bitches.


12 posted on 11/23/2017 5:58:06 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Cecily

Thermal plumes left in a person’s wake? Also known as flatulant emissions?


13 posted on 11/23/2017 6:11:58 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (If GOP won House, Senate and Presidency...why are the Democrats still in charge?)
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To: Cecily

14 posted on 11/23/2017 6:45:22 AM PST by moovova
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To: Cecily
Vapor me dis.

...fugetaboutit...it's the UPS guy.

15 posted on 11/23/2017 6:54:35 AM PST by Daffynition (The New PTSD: PRESIDENT-Trump Stress Disorder - The LSN didn’t make Trump, so they can't break him)
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To: Cecily

“thermal plumes left behind in a person’s wake,”

I thought that was what Uncle Pull-My-Finger left behind.


16 posted on 11/23/2017 7:09:16 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Cecily

I do that on the dance floor.


17 posted on 11/23/2017 7:23:05 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE.)
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To: Cecily

See... This is wear law enforcement falls on their collective @sses. This *might* be a good idea, but nobody stopped to think about the ‘next step’ — like what happens when the dog alerts. What are you going to do? Stop & frisk every person in a 10-ft radius. In NYC if you gon’t get an ACLU lawyer, family member or client in that assemblage of “persons—of-interest” you’d be fortunate. If you did, there’d be a lawsuit that would end the program and any prosecution derived for it.

A great-idea sold to law enforcement that will end up being money wasted.


18 posted on 11/23/2017 7:33:29 AM PST by Tallguy (Twitter short-circuits common sense. Please engage your brain before tweeting.)
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To: Cecily

Are the dog operated in teams?

Like a Lab and a German Shepard? You know - Hunter/Killer teams?

Don’t laugh, I can see it coming.


19 posted on 11/23/2017 9:37:14 AM PST by ASOC (Forced to give a man a fish, he eats one day. Deport him and you'll never have to feed him again.)
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To: NonValueAdded

War Eagle! Happy Thanksgiving!


20 posted on 11/23/2017 12:22:21 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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