Aruban training for American police dogs

ORANJESTAD - At the invitation of the American Police Service Dogs Inc. from Oxford, Florida, head of the special support team - dog brigade (BOT-K9) of the KIA, Mr. Dick van Leenen, gave two days of training to dog teams from police forces from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Cayman Islands.

Mr. Dick van Leenen teaches dog teams from police forces from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Cayman Islands.During the training the American police officers and their dogs were taught Aruban techniques and tactics, with the aim of being better prepared for their dangerous work on the street. In addition, attention was paid to the training of  bite worker/decoys (person in a special suit dog that police dogs attack during their training).

The Aruban justice service dog program contains regulations and certifications that, among other things, the dog teams of the Corrections Institute of Aruba KIA and justice St. Maarten comply with and is internationally well-regarded.

Training dog teams