Photo by myself below ground at the 34th Street subway station.
A rather large police dog was on duty, Tuesday morning.
Just then, a large group of policemen rode up the escalator. The dog suddenly perked up, ears pointed forward. A few seconds later, he started prancing excitedly.
His handler explained to me that the dog recognized the police uniforms. I only wish I'd had a video camera, because the change was so incredible, just night and day!
By the way, I did not have trouble with photographing the police, but I did ask permission first. In my experience I have not had issues taking photos of the NYPD.
Related posts: NYPD Blues, Patrolling the Streets and A Horse of Course, in Midtown.