Dozens of dogs helped keep nearly 200 world leaders safe during the event.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
They sniffed for signs of bombs and other suspicious activity in the surrounding area.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine On Long Island: Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrive, Babylon Woman Among First To Receive Shot
Police Commissioner James O’Neill praised the pups on Twitter posting, “This year, #UNGA coincides with #NationalDogWeek. And so at @NYPDnews headquarters today, we thanked just some of the many #NYPD K9s who do such a great job protecting visiting dignitaries around the @UN — and New Yorkers in every neighborhood each and every day.”
He also said their handlers, all police officers, have a hard job – having to be responsible for the animals 24 hours a day.MORE NEWS: Asbury Park Businesses Hopeful For A Successful Summer With Fewer COVID Restrictions Than 2020
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