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Camp Brigadier General Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao - The first ever Explosive Detection Dog Handler Course in PRO BAR formally opened spearheaded by Police Brigadier General Eden T. Ugale, Deputy Regional Director for Administration together with PLTCOL Erwin B. Baligsanay, Training Manager of Regional Special Training Unit - BAR and PMAJ Luisa D. Candid, OIC Regional EOD/K9 Unit - BAR. Conducted on July 15, 2020 at Camp Brigadier General Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao.
This 6 months course prepares the 25 participants of PNP PRO BAR personnel for an entry level position as a canine handler for a dog trained to work with the single purpose of detecting explosives or narcotics in law enforcement, government contract, or security work.
The 25 participants that consist of twenty (20) personnel from PRO BAR and Five (5) a others from other PROs and NOSU in Mindanao will learn the proper techniques in canine safety and care; obedience training; detection dog training; search patterns; scent theory; safe handling of explosives & narcotics; and validation & legal considerations.###