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Officially presented the Canine Unit of the Local Police of Jumilla (13/02/2018)

The Mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, and the Councilor for Public Safety, Eugenio Aguado, presented this morning the Canine Unit of the Local Police of Jumilla, whose dogs have been in the municipality for months, participating in controls and in phase of training.

It is the fifth that is launched in the Region of Murcia.

The Canine Unit of Jumilla is composed of three bitches (a Belgian shepherd, a Czech shepherd and a farmer) who work in the detection of narcotic substances, as well as in the search and rescue of people.

In addition, the animals will also perform different functions in educational and social matters.

It is directed by the corporal of Public Safety, José David Martínez, with the supervision of the chief officer, Antonio Luis Mula, as well as the three canine guides Juan Antonio Fernández, Alejandro Barrón and Juan José Delgado, who have conducted several training courses.

The dog trainer and instructor Beatriz Rodríguez and her adviser Ricardo Hernández have been responsible for the supply of the three animals, as well as their training and training of the guides.

Atila is already active and has participated in different operations, while Freya and Roma are in the training phase.

It has also been conditioned the under the Police Headquarters with the installation of prefabricated boxes for dogs as adequate spaces for the care, training and rest of animals.

Likewise, a vehicle has been adapted for transport, since it requires special conditions.

The training of a dog of these characteristics requires great dedication, which is usually a year or so until the animal is ready.

Then you must continue training for a correct operation a minimum of two hours a day.

"The creation of the Canine Unit will bring local police closer to the citizen, increase its effectiveness and help improve citizen security in our municipality," said the mayor of Jumilla.

Juana Guardiola also recalled her determination to get a security building built in the municipality, "since it is the great pending issue for the Local Police to work in a dignified manner".

On the other hand, the councilman of Public Safety has highlighted that: "The cost of the start-up of the Canine Unit has been of 17,000 euros between acquisition of the dogs, training, conditioning of the facilities and vehicles, training of the agents and necessary material for the accomplishment of its work ".

Its implementation joins the different improvements made in the material of the agents, the new vehicles acquired, as well as the investment in training of the staff.

The presentation was attended by representatives of the canine units of other municipalities, the head of the Local Police of Yecla, as well as Civil Guard and Jumilla Fire Department.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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