The Capability: Radiological Detection Devices
Of the more advanced pieces of equipment maintained by TSE, officers utilize radiological detection devices. Personnel utilize and deploy these devices for numerous needs and functions, and in a variety of circumstances.
Officers utilize these devices as a first-line of defense against nuclear and radiological threats. Radiological dispersal devices and dirty bombs pose a significant threat if utilized as a weapon by terrorists. In addition, radiological and nuclear incidents and accidents involving transportation, storage, and industrial usage are all threats faced by our communities. These and many other factors were taken into in consideration, and were the basis of acquiring these detection devices. The devices are used at special events worked by TSE officers, by officers assigned to port authority details, and officers working with critical infrastructure partners.