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New York PD Canines Outfitted With Infrared Cameras

The IR cameras might save officers’ lives by enabling police to see what is head of them in darkened areas
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New York city police dogs are being outfitted with infrared cameras that transmit images to their handlers, thereby enabling police to see in dark areas.

After a six-month training session—which began in September 2011 and ended in February—dogs of the police department’s transit bureau K-9 unit are going active with the IR cameras, according to the department.

Those dogs are to be outfitted with a $9,000 infrared camera, the same type used by the Navy Seals in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011.

The IR cameras might save officers’ lives by enabling police to see what is head of them in darken areas, according to Lt. John Pappas, who leads the transit bureau’s K-9 unit.

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