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His Excellency Major General Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, Acting Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police for Operational Affairs, Director of the General Department of Security of Organizations, Facilities and Emergencies in the Dubai Police, confirmed that their police dogs are special care and attention, given their vital role in detecting many crimes and the effective execution of tasks such as detecting Impact, securing events, detecting drugs, and ensuring the safety of various sites and regions to ensure their freedom of any potential hazards.
Major General Al-Ghaithi noted that the Department of Security Inspectorate K9The department involved with police dogs carried out 2,830 missions in the past year 2021, including 1,312 security inspection missions, 542 investigation missions to detect Coronavirus (Covid-19), 480 missions, 381 security patrol missions, 53 drug detection missions, and 30 drug missions. , impact, 20 raids and 11 fire detection missions, in addition to missions specific to Expo 2020 Dubai throughout 2021, during preparation for and after its opening, during which we conducted 879 inspection and guard missions.
In turn, Major Salah Al Mazrouei, director of the security inspection department, said: K9 In the General Department of Organizations, Facilities and Emergency Security, the department is involved in the training of police dogs, the selection of trainers, the conduct of daily training, and the provision of all forms of health and psychological care, and preventive and curative programs. department includes 3 departments, the Department of Technical Affairs and Training, the Department of Health Monitoring and the Department of Security Tasks.
In detail, the major said, “63 professional trainers work in the department and train 73 police dogs, and they are 6 types, namely German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd, Malinois, Spiegel Hawker, Labrador and Español Cocker. The first three types are involved in surveillance, raids, detection and detection tasks, and they have the ability to It can withstand long periods of work, while the last three types are involved in the tasks of drug detection, smuggling, body search, missing persons, belongings and flammable materials.
He added, “In choosing the trainers, we take into account their patience, physical fitness, their love of handling police dogs, their quick intuition and quick action. Dog breeds, types and temperaments, and training courses continue throughout the year.
As for dogs, Major Al Mazrouei explained that a specialized committee does tests for the dogs’ instinct to ensure their ability to perform police work, then they are subject to field tests in dark or cramped places, inside and out, in addition to wearing tasks out that require attack, raid and others. He pointed out that they have attracted dogs between the ages of 10 months and a year and a half, and that they continue to work until their default life, which is about 7 years, and if they are able to continue to go, according to experts and specialists in training, health and fitness, they will continue for more than that.
And he indicated that the dog’s inability to perform his duties is called the cancellation process, and it relates to two parts, one of which is medical, and his report is issued by the Health Monitoring Department on the police dog’s physical and health fitness to prove. , and the second part is approved by the training experts who issue a report showing the ability of the police dog to continue to perform its police duties effectively High.
And if both the medical and technical reports, or one of them, show the incompetence of the police dog, we offer it to the public for adoption under specific conditions, and we indeed receive many applications for the adoption of dogs that love to care for and to to keep. they.
Participation in the Expo
The Director of the Security Inspection Division explained K9that the police dogs performed safety tasks at the world event, Expo 2020 Dubai, during preparation for and after its launch, “the security inspection teams performed their tasks to secure the site during the period of preparation for it, and after its launch. , in addition to participating in presentations in front of the masses watching obedience shows. And vivid experiences of the ability of police dogs, accompanied by their trainers, to detect illicit drugs and narcotics. ”
He pointed to their success in training police dogs to detect people who are likely to be infected with the Corona virus, “because the trained police dogs have a very strong sense of smell, which can be used in police patrols, and around important areas. secure, such as commercial centers, events, crowds and airports. “
He added, “There is no direct interaction between dogs and the humans to be investigated, but rather we rely on human breed samples, which help implement precautions and maintain physical distance. The experiment involved the distribution of specialized teams. of the national team included.to the country’s airports to oversee the actual application in monitoring and detection on Samples are taken from those who come to the country from the armpit without direct contact with the dog, and within seconds the trained “police dog determines the possibility of infection of this person, if any, which is an additional line of defense that enhances the efforts of other relevant authorities to secure airports to improve the security and safety of passenger movement.”
He stressed that the experiment was circulated at the level of the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Dubai police trained 38 trainers with their dogs at the level of police leaders in the state and customs to enable them to treat potential patients with corona detection, and it was found that the accuracy of detection is 92%.
7923 hours of training
Captain Saud Sultan Al-Suwaidi, Head of Technical Affairs and Training Department, explained that during the past year they have done 7,923 hours of training for trainers and their dogs, emphasizing their zeal to hold training courses throughout the year and create training . scenarios that simulate reality to maintain the level of performance.
He added that there are techniques used in training operations, including an odor extraction device, and in placing them in boxes to train police dogs to smell and identify them in the performance of security tasks, such as drugs and prohibited materials or in cases of detection and so on. One of the techniques used is also to place a location tracking device in the dog’s collar so that trainers can locate his track in search and rescue operations and know the locations that have been searched.
He emphasized that the choice of a trainer with a police dog is not random, but rather according to criteria determined by the trainer’s personality, the characteristics and skills of the dog, and each team is given evaluation tests every six months. topic to measure productivity, success in performing tasks and the degree of compatibility between them.
Captain Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, head of the security missions department, in turn said that police dogs have become a major focus in search and rescue operations, detection and odors, surveillance missions and others, and that they share their experience and competence in missions. . inside and outside the country.
He added that the tasks of dogs differ according to the breed, including the one that specializes in detection, and others are in the process of detection, using personal belongings to identify the smell. And dogs specialized in searching for bodies or their body parts so that they can find the buried body, regardless of the length or depth of its burial, and dogs that detect drugs and hallucinogenic pills that are looking for any natural narcotic like hashish, opium and marijuana, or manufactured as hallucinogenic pills or amphetamines and others, or semi-manufactured such as heroin and cocaine, which includes searching for any place where the drugs are hidden, even if buried.
As for the police dogs that specialize in detecting the causes of fires, they can determine whether drugs such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, dyes, acetone, gas and others were used at the scene of the fire, in collaboration with firefighters in the area. forensic laboratory.
Lieutenant Muhammad Sultan Al Ketbi, Head of the Health Monitoring Department, said the department’s tasks include two parts: The first is concerned with preventative programs, by providing health care to police dogs, ensuring their safety on a daily basis, and providing of immunizations. by annual vaccinations, and immunizations against internal parasites every 3 months.And immunizations against external parasites between 3 to 6 months, in addition to periodic dental cleaning, weekly washing, and conducting clinical examinations, in addition to caring for its moral aspect by proximity, play and practice continuous exercises with the coach.
As for the other aspect, it is represented in the therapeutic aspect, by providing the necessary medicines and treatments if one of them suffers an injury or illness, and to be eager to keep up with the latest local and international medical practices in the field of treatment and caring for police dogs.
He added that their care for dogs includes the sanding system, which includes air conditioners that automatically adjust their temperatures to suit the dogs, a suction fan to extract odors, a deep daily cleaning of the barns according to special cleaning materials, and the provision. of specific meals.
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