They are one of the NYPD’s most important weapons in fighting terrorism. They’re an invaluable tool in fighting crime in the subways – and have recently moved to the heart of the Western Queens community.
K-9 Dan, a German Shepherd named for a police officer killed in the World Trade Center attacks, is one of 36 members of the NYPD K-9 Unit to recently settle at a Transit Police facility at 33rd Street and Northern Boulevard in Long Island City.
The unit moved to Long Island City from Downtown Brooklyn because the neighborhood sits at the center of the city transit system, MTA officials said.
MTA president Thomas Prendergast said the move allows Transit Police officials to deploy personnel and the K-9 teams “in the most efficient methods” when and where they are needed throughout the five boroughs.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly joined NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joe Fox, Patrol Borough Queens