The Transit Police K-9 unit comprises various dog breeds that work tirelessly to detect explosives on our transit system. These brave dogs quickly respond to reports of unattended bags and packages to ensure the safety of commuters.
Meet Swen - a Dutch Shepherd who risks his life every day to serve and protect our commuters as a bomb detection dog. Swen's job puts him in danger - which is why he received a bullet and stab protective vest today from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. This fantastic non-profit organization has provided nearly 5,400 vests to K9s across the country since 2009 ensuring they are safe and protected while on duty. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors like the Upland Riders Motorcycle Group - K9 Swen now has the protection he deserves. Let's celebrate Swen's dedication and bravery and thank Vested Interest in K9s for their continuous effort to provide more K9s with the protection they need.
The SEPTA Transit Police Department currently has 13 K9 teams that provide a combination of patrol and bomb detection services. These dogs perform routine system sweeps, respond to calls of unattended bags, work on major sporting events and dignitary details, and respond to calls in surrounding counties.
The safety and security of SEPTA are of utmost importance - and Officer Jennifer Dellavecchio and K9 Swen are doing their part to ensure just that. Thanks to the support of Vested Interest in K9s Inc. they are equipped with a protective vest that allows them to carry out their duties with confidence and safety. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to keeping our community safe. The Transit Police K-9 unit consists of various dog breeds that work tirelessly to detect explosives on our transit system. These brave dogs quickly respond to reports of unattended bags and packages to ensure the safety of commuters.