With participants from the Aruban special support team - dog brigade (BOT-K9), the Justice K9 unit of St Maarten, the dog brigade of the Rotterdam police and even trainers from Australia, who had traveled more than 50 hours to get to Aruba, there was a very diverse field of participants.
In the four-day training event, participants were offered a wide variety of scenarios. For example, the dog teams with ladders and climbing lines had to climb a building, fleeing suspects had to be searched for on a seagoing ship, in the mondi and on the reef, and procedures were practiced at the KIA center in Balashi and at the Wela shooting range. In addition, veterinarian Natalie Booi from Animal Care Clinic gave a lecture on the prevention of heat strokes and other climate-related dangers for dogs.
Mr. W.J. van Bochove, National Commissioner on behalf of the National Police Inspectorate of the Dutch National Police, was present throughout the week and was impressed by the participating dog teams, among other things, with regard to the manageability and practical deployment of the service dogs.
The Aruban special support team - dog brigade (BOT-K9) has existed since 2013 and during that time it has developed into a reliable security partner for the KIA and other justice services. Internationally, the team works together with sister organizations from the Netherlands, St Maarten, the United States of America and other countries.
Next April, the Aruban HRD K9 training seminar for the fifth year will be organized by BOT-K9 from KIA / CEA.