TSA K-9's screen passengers as part of terrorist checks at Tampa International Airport

3:38 PM, Feb 5, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -- If you've spotted more dogs at Tampa International Airport, you're not just seeing things. K-9 teams for the Transportation Security Administration are on the look out for travelers that pose a real time threat. 

It's part of an effort to get away from a one-size-fits-all approach to finding terrorists. 

The TSA at Tampa International started using dogs and experimenting with what they call "Managed Inclusion" before the holidays. The technique, along with behavior detection officers and the TSA pre-check process, are helping to move you through the security lines faster. 

Select Delta frequent fliers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Travelers can take advantage of the pre-check line to skip taking off the jacket, shoes, and belts and leave computers and 3-1-1 gels and liquids in their bags. That frees up the lines in the other security screening lanes. 

Kids are automatically eligible for Managed Inclusion. The TSA at the Indianapolis airport are also trying out Managed Inclusion and officials say they're close to implementing the idea at other airports nationwide.

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