New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah released the first issue of ‘National Police K-9 magazine’ in New Delhi today. This is the first publication in the country on the subject of Police Service Dog (K-9) (PSK) ie Police Dogs. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director General of Central Armed Police Forces, Senior Police Officers and senior officers of Central Armed Police Forces from across the country were also present on the occasion.
Amit Shah said that “this is a unique initiative which will further enrich the subjects related to Police Service Dog (K-9) (PSK) teams in the country”. The Union Home Minister said that “National security is paramount and our government is making sincere efforts to give equal attention to all aspects related to security. The police dog squad can act as a force multiplier to ensure the safety of society. Like what is happening in this country using drones or satellites ”. Amit Shah said that “they can be used to detect drugs and compete against terrorists”.
The National Police K-9 cell was established in November 2019 under the Police Modernization Division of the Union Home Ministry to promote and mainstream the Police Service K-9 across the country. The ‘National Police K-9 magazine’ has 11 volumes in Hindi and English language. In addition to security personnel in the first issue, many reputed foreign experts have also written articles. This magazine will be published twice a year in April and October.