The NYPD is using a dozen explosives experts from the city’s airports to assist in random bag searches in the subway.
The NYPD says the eight workers and four supervisors have worked doing passenger security sweeps at area airports for the Transportation Security Administration.
The pilot program started Thursday. The TSA members will work with police at stations around the city where bags are randomly screened. Police conduct stops at random times in stations around the city. Straphangers are repeatedly reminded that all bags are subject to search.
The TSA said on its website the two groups work together continuously to strengthen overall security efforts.