Dubai: Police and K9 experts attending the World Police Summit (WPS) from March 7–9, 2023, have stressed the relevance of sharing knowledge and exchanging experiences in a collaborative environment in order to deal with the K9 industry’s challenges, explore opportunities, and unify efforts to combat transnational organised crime and improve community safety.
Major Salah Al Mazroui, Director of the K9 Security Unit in Dubai Police, noted that the first edition of the World Police Summit offered an opportunity for them to showcase their successful experience in effectively utilising the senses of police dogs to detect individuals who are potentially infected with infectious diseases or chronic diseases.
“We have established a partnership with the French police to conduct a joint study, and a delegation from the K9 security unit has already travelled to France to participate in the implementation phase, and we have already achieved some notable results in this regard,” the director shared.
Mr. Al Mazroui pointed out that the summit offers a unique opportunity for security personnel to analyse ways to face the challenges posed by the weather conditions in the UAE and for the other participating countries facing similar weather conditions.
“Related solutions are constantly considered to ensure a moderate temperature environment suitable for police dogs to perform their duties effectively. Experts from around the world will be consulted during the World Police Summit to search for ways to improve the dogs’ working environment and to adopt the best practices for their care and treatment. Additionally, new standards will be set for choosing police dogs and ways to dispatch them across residential and hot spots,” the director further remarked.
In addition, Mr. Al Mazroui affirmed that the World Police Summit would also provide insights into the best training techniques and equipment for police dogs and the best security equipment used by dogs and their global trainers.