تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

14 – 17 March 2022 Dubai Exhibition Centre Expo 2020United Arab Emirates

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Since 1888, K9 units have been vital assets to law enforcement agencies to maintain public safety. Properly trained police dogs can search 50 times faster than a human, thanks to over 300 million olfactory receptors that can sense a wide array of smells. These impressive traits coupled with well-trained K9 handlers are helping law enforcement agencies detect explosives, narcotics, take down crime suspects, and maintain public security.

Taking place on 17 March 2022, the World Police Summit’s K9 Conference is a unique gathering of canine experts from global police forces to explore and demonstrate proven strategies for canine handlers and innovative canine training methodologies to assist law enforcement officers across various duties.

CONFERENCE THEMES INCLUDE
  • K9 and COVID-19 detection
  • Body-worn explosive and firearm Detection
  • Off leash control and canine problem solving
  • Explosive dog training and search intel
  • Legal issues for K9
  • K9 training and budgets

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome remarks by Dubai Police

Conference Room C

Maj. Salah Al Mazrouei

Manager - K9 Unit

Dubai Police

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Welcome remarks by Dubai Police

Conference Room C

Maj. Salah Al Mazrouei

Manager - K9 Unit, Dubai Police

09:40 - 10:00

The science behind smells – boosting olfactory senses in K9 units

Keynote | Conference Room C

Dogs play a central role in law enforcement agencies around the world aiding the identification of criminals, drugs, explosives, and many more. Thanks to their genetics and over 100 million olfactory receptors, dogs can be trained to sense and smell the tiniest of substances. Today, dogs are also being trained in disease diagnosis, including COVID and cancer through their impressive smelling capabilities. How can law enforcement agencies make use of science to train their dogs and enhance their olfactory competencies? What novel training strategies can be employed to improve scent memory in canine units?

Attendee Insights:

This session underlines the importance of understanding the science behind smells to train police canine units and the novel applications of these olfactory capabilities to crack future crime and identify suspects.


Panelists:

Dr. Lorna Irish

Principal Scientist

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) UK

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IconThursday 17 March 2022

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The science behind smells – boosting olfactory senses in K9 units

Keynote | Conference Room C

Dogs play a central role in law enforcement agencies around the world aiding the identification of criminals, drugs, explosives, and many more. Thanks to their genetics and over 100 million olfactory receptors, dogs can be trained to sense and smell the tiniest of substances. Today, dogs are also being trained in disease diagnosis, including COVID and cancer through their impressive smelling capabilities. How can law enforcement agencies make use of science to train their dogs and enhance their olfactory competencies? What novel training strategies can be employed to improve scent memory in canine units?

Attendee Insights:

This session underlines the importance of understanding the science behind smells to train police canine units and the novel applications of these olfactory capabilities to crack future crime and identify suspects.


Dr. Lorna Irish

Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) UK

10:00 - 10:50

K9 case studies, standards and Q&A

Conference Room C

Canine units have been trained primarily based on positive reinforcement strategies. Today, police dogs are being trained through science and technology-based approaches that rely on data-proven strategies to achieve the desired outcome in dogs. The varied training approaches for canine units underline the need for national and regional canine training standards that will benefit dogs and their handlers in the effective identification of criminals and substances.

Attendee Insights:

Focussed presentations and strategies that highlight the novel approaches to training police dogs and the importance of framing national training standards to encourage the safety and wellbeing of canine units.


10:00 – 10:20 | Case study 1

Blending science, technology, and K9


10:20 – 10:40 | Case study 2

Establishing country-wide K9 standards and training strategies


10:40 – 10:50 | Q&A

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K9 case studies, standards and Q&A

Conference Room C

Canine units have been trained primarily based on positive reinforcement strategies. Today, police dogs are being trained through science and technology-based approaches that rely on data-proven strategies to achieve the desired outcome in dogs. The varied training approaches for canine units underline the need for national and regional canine training standards that will benefit dogs and their handlers in the effective identification of criminals and substances.

Attendee Insights:

Focussed presentations and strategies that highlight the novel approaches to training police dogs and the importance of framing national training standards to encourage the safety and wellbeing of canine units.


10:00 – 10:20 | Case study 1

Blending science, technology, and K9


10:20 – 10:40 | Case study 2

Establishing country-wide K9 standards and training strategies


10:40 – 10:50 | Q&A

10:50 - 11:15

Break and Police Dog Show

Conference Room C

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Break and Police Dog Show

Conference Room C

11:15 - 12:40

K9 Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room C

Growing security threats have bolstered the need for top-notch dogs for explosives detection, by locating and identifying the presence of vapourised molecules of explosive materials. Explosive detection dogs (EDD) are often trained on behaviour enhancement which is a prerequisite to performing complex scent identification. How are the best dog breeds chosen for explosive detection? With advances in technology, how are EDD experts using novel strategies to improve the behavioural characteristics of dogs?

Attendee Insights:

Focussed training strategies for attendees to gain insights on forward-looking training approaches in K9 units to protect national borders and support counter-terrorism operations through explosives detection.


11:15 – 12:05 | Strategy talk 1

Protecting national borders with K9 units


12:05 -12:25 | Strategy talk 2

Innovative K9 training to detect body-worn explosives and firearms


12:25 – 12:40 | Q&A

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IconThursday 17 March 2022

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K9 Strategy talks and Q&A

Conference Room C

Growing security threats have bolstered the need for top-notch dogs for explosives detection, by locating and identifying the presence of vapourised molecules of explosive materials. Explosive detection dogs (EDD) are often trained on behaviour enhancement which is a prerequisite to performing complex scent identification. How are the best dog breeds chosen for explosive detection? With advances in technology, how are EDD experts using novel strategies to improve the behavioural characteristics of dogs?

Attendee Insights:

Focussed training strategies for attendees to gain insights on forward-looking training approaches in K9 units to protect national borders and support counter-terrorism operations through explosives detection.


11:15 – 12:05 | Strategy talk 1

Protecting national borders with K9 units


12:05 -12:25 | Strategy talk 2

Innovative K9 training to detect body-worn explosives and firearms


12:25 – 12:40 | Q&A

12:40 - 13:30

Managing health, wellness, and rehabilitation of canine units

Leadership panel | Conference Room C

Dogs have been the companions of humans for ages and have evolved to adapt to the environment we have created. Thanks to their impressive olfactory senses, dogs have become an important pillar of law enforcement and are being deployed across a wide array of security and safety operations. Complex tasks often impact the health and wellbeing of canine units affecting their behaviour and performance in the field. How can police officers and canine handlers remain cautious of the health and wellness of canine units? What novel medical interventions are available to support the rehabilitation of police dogs following accidents? How does human-animal interaction impact the behaviour of dogs?

Attendee Insights:

An important panel for canine unit handlers to understand novel approaches to treating police dogs and supporting their rehabilitation.


Panelists:

Dr. Cynthia M. Otto

Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Holger Volk

Director of Animal Diseases

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule

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Managing health, wellness, and rehabilitation of canine units

Leadership panel | Conference Room C

Dogs have been the companions of humans for ages and have evolved to adapt to the environment we have created. Thanks to their impressive olfactory senses, dogs have become an important pillar of law enforcement and are being deployed across a wide array of security and safety operations. Complex tasks often impact the health and wellbeing of canine units affecting their behaviour and performance in the field. How can police officers and canine handlers remain cautious of the health and wellness of canine units? What novel medical interventions are available to support the rehabilitation of police dogs following accidents? How does human-animal interaction impact the behaviour of dogs?

Attendee Insights:

An important panel for canine unit handlers to understand novel approaches to treating police dogs and supporting their rehabilitation.


Dr. Cynthia M. Otto

Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Holger Volk

Director of Animal Diseases, Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule

14:00 - 16:00

Building future-ready K9 units

Workshop | Conference Room C

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Building future-ready K9 units

Workshop | Conference Room C

16:00 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Conference Room C

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Closing remarks

Conference Room C

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