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Currently, 362 dog handlers and 409 service dogs are serving in the institutions of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Traditionally, the most popular of all breeds for service are German Shepherds. In the regional department, Eastern European, Belgian, Caucasian and Central Asian are also used in the service, and today dogs of the Russian hunting spaniel breed are also serving in several institutions.

Before joining the service, all four-legged “assistants” undergo thorough training. So, in the security departments of the regional administration units, there are 21 townships for the maintenance of service dogs, where there is a training base. In addition, there is also its own breeding nursery. By the way, for many years now, the canine service of the UIS has been one of the best and largest among the domestic federal bodies.

Service dogs of the GUFSIN ensure the protection of the objects of the penal system, the escorting of convicts and persons in custody, the safety of the employees of the penitentiary system and other persons in the territories of correctional institutions and pre-trial detention centers, in case of illegal actions by convicts and persons in custody. In addition, four-legged assistants are involved in measures to prevent the entry of prohibited things and objects into the penal system, as well as in activities to search for convicts and persons in custody who have escaped from penal institutions.

According to canine specialists, the service dogs of the GUFSIN regularly show excellent skills in tracking work, in searching vehicles and objects, in searching for drugs and explosives, as well as in finding people. A special place in the service of dogs is safety. Law enforcement officials regularly seek help from the canine service of the GUFSIN.

One of the latest cases occurred in May of this year in the Nizhneingash region. Then, with the help of four IK-50 dog handlers and their search dogs, it was possible to find a child lost in the forest. The search lasted 12 hours.

And these are not isolated cases. Dogs serving in the penal system are not only involved in work on the territory of penitentiary institutions – furry law enforcement officers help police officers in solving crimes.

Every day, with the use of service dogs, a crime is prevented somewhere, a life is saved or a missing person is found.

 

Press service of the GUFSIN of Russia for the Krasnoyarsk Territory

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