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Dogs graduate MTA police program

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Nineteen canines are the newest members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority police program.

The dogs graduated during a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal on Friday morning.

The canines are additional layers of safety for riders and are trained to look for explosives and suspicious people, said Lieutenant John Kerwick.

The dogs are named after fallen police officers, firefighters and members of the military. They join 50 other active canine officers.

The families of the fallen officers and soldiers were in attendance for the ceremony.

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