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GDP adds dogs to firearms training

The Gibraltar Defence Police today incorporated its Dog Section with its firearms squad as part of a training exercise to counter a weapons threat.

This is the first time that such an exercise has ever been attempted in Gibraltar.

Footage, taken from a GoPro strapped to police dog Nemo, shows the 2-year old Belgian Shepherd take down a ‘suspect’ carrying a knife then release when given the command by his handler.

The video perfectly demonstrates why Nemo is top of his class and an asset to the GDP.

Although the dogs can inflict serious and life changing injuries they provide a less lethal option for officers looking to detain a suspect.

The dogs are also trained to switch between seeking out assailants and victims. If the dog finds an injured person he will instead sit and bark to alert his handler.


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