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Friday, June 20, 2008

9 police offices to have own K-9 units

In the interest of strengthening police operation against crimes parallel to the regional development and economic growth throughout Central Luzon, the seven provincial police offices and the two police districts -- Angeles City and Olongapo City -- will have their own K-9 units.

The incorporation of bomb and drug-sniffing dogs in the police force was announced during the formal opening of dog training facilities last Monday.

Police Regional Director Errol Pan said this marks another level of police skills in crime detection in the region. These "detector" dogs, he said, will be very helpful in police efforts in establishing proofs on crimes.

The dogs are now under training by competent dog handlers and trainers from Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). They are being trained as attack dogs, and for anti-narcotics and bomb-sniffing.

Superintendent Baltazar Mamaril, police regional public information officer, said the actual plan is to possess the K-9 dogs, which in the long run will be utilized by every police station in the region.

"But for the meantime, we will start in provincial and city district level," he said.

"We are yet in the process of developing these detector dogs, and after three or more months they can be gainfully used. Meantime, they are being taken cared of and maintained in the Regional Mobile Group which will re-echo the training imparted by the trainers from Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority," Mamaril added.

According to Pan, the dogs will be used in police foot patrols and in maintaining peace and order. "In checkpoints, these dogs are very much helpful in detecting narcotics and other drugs. In installation security as an attack dogs they can be of use," he said.

He further said the Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 is not lax in discovering ways and systems to maintain peace and order. "It is being proven at present our crime rate here in Central Luzon is very low though there are specific incidents beyond our control. But in the long run we were able to arrest the culprits and brought them to proper counts of justice," he said.

"Right now we are 90 percent crime solution efficiency per province. With this new program we are instituting now, we can project to increase 10 percent more for the crime solution efficiency within three months from now," Pan added. By Alejandro Tampus - SunStar

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