There is a new layer of security at CVG Airport that
officials hope will improve the experience of flyers.
TSA Behavior Detection Officers are using canine explosive
detection teams to conduct what they call "real time" threat assessments to
improve efficiency and add another layer of security.
Individuals who are initially screened by canine units can
go through a quicker security process by being able to leave on shoes and belts
when walking through security checkpoints. The new system would also allow
individuals to keep laptop computers in their cases.
The canine teams and Behavior Detection Officers will work
together to do real time threat assessments and direct additional passengers to
the TSA Pre Check lanes.
"We're trying to get away from that one-size-fits-all type approach to security and moving more to risk based security. So
the use of canines is just one of those layers that we use, to try and expedite
screening through the airport," says Mark Howell, a TSA regional
The TSA says it will always incorporate
random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Nobody will
be guaranteed expedited screening.