EU-funded Programme continues strengthening capacity of cynology department of the Kyrgyz State Customs Service

  • Thematic Component: General
  • Country: Kyrgyzstan

On July 13, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) officially handed over equipment for K9 instructors and service dogs of the State Customs Service, under the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, totalling a value of EUR 9,800.

This equipment is necessary for conducting interdepartmental and international training courses for dog handlers, developing interaction and improving the skills of staff of canine services, as well as enabling further organisation of the educational process of training-specialized units of the State Customs Service.

The items were procured as an ad hoc request of the service to support addressing the short-term needs and enhancing the earlier efforts of BOMCA to advance K9 services, including provision of tailor-made training of instructors in Latvia.  This action has equipped trainers with skills and trained service dogs, as well as providing knowledge through workshops on procedures to deploy K9 teams.