From July 3 to 14 Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) in cooperation with Law Enforcement in Central Asia (LEICA) held a national 10-days training in the field of cynology, focusing on searches for explosives, arms and ammunition. This activity was organised for the K9 instructors of the 9th Service and Border Service of the State Committee for National Security and the State Customs Service.
This training enhanced capacity in the field of organisation, role, capabilities and requirements of K-9 units for the training of special dogs for the search for explosives, weapons and ammunition. Furthermore, it improved theoretical knowledge and practical skills of instructors-dog handlers in training special dogs used to perform service and combat missions in searching for explosives, ammunition and weapons.
It shall be underlined that the trainer of this seminar is a representative of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan, trained based on the EU MS training curricula during the tailored three-month course for dog handling instructors specialising in explosive searches, which BOMCA organised in 2022 in Lithuania. The latest K9 activity is a part of series of efforts to enhance capacities of the national K9 services under Component 2 “Improvement of Detection Capacities”.