These graduates may not have crammed for their history final or won class president, but they worked just as hard with their noses to earn their diplomas. With a wag and a wave, eight graduates crossed the stage after successfully completing 10 demanding weeks of training at Sea-Tac Airport to become certified under Washington State’s Canine Certification program. Three canines and their handlers will join the Port of Seattle Police Department and one team will join the Sound Transit Police Department and use their powerful sense of smell to help keep facilities, operations, and people safe.
With these graduates, Sea-Tac Airport has become the only airport in the nation with a fully-functional, self-reliant law enforcement Air Scent trained team.
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