K9 Unit shows their four-legged skills

2017-06-01 06:02
=WO Jacques Adlem with Bowie at some of the treats the dogs received from the Voortrekkers.Photos:SUPPLIED

=WO Jacques Adlem with Bowie at some of the treats the dogs received from the Voortrekkers.Photos:SUPPLIED

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Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend” and in the South African Police Service, officers learn to depend on their four-legged partners as they perform their daily tasks.

The effective combating of crime starts with dedicated and committed officers and their four-legged partners.

Police dogs are utilized to provide both proactive and reactive services.

The Uitenhage K9 Unit embarked on a crime awareness campaign and Bowie, one of the Uitenhage four-legged K9s, visited the Despatch Voortrekkers.

The main objective of the outreach programme was to educate and to empower the learners to take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing at school, home, work or play.

Members informed the learners about crime prevention topics such as personal safety, emergency numbers and general crime hints. Learners were so appreciative of the good work that the Uitenhage K9 members and their partners were rendering to the community, that they brought some treats to the team who visited them.

The Uitenhage K9 Unit would like to thank the Despatch Voortrekkers for their wonderful gesture and generosity.

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