September 20, 2016
Victoria Police secure the services of the new kids on the block.
K9 Solutions Australia is working in conjunction with Victoria Police's Special Operations Group to provide a tactical police dog capability second to none.
“We have been working with Victoria Police for nearly six months to get where we are today. We are absolutely thrilled and excited by the opportunity to work with such an important and established organisation. I think it says a lot about the quality of our training, and those conducting it, that such a great opportunity has presented itself so early in the journey...it is a huge milestone for the team", says K9 Solutions Australia's Director and Trainer Jason Kelly.
Under the partnership, K9 Solutions Australia is tasked with collaboratively working with the Victorian Police to incorporate their core training methods into the current training regime.
Jason adds “Incorporating our training methods into any established training program does, in our opinion, elevate the training to a higher level, a better standard than what is currently available."
"Traditional methods rely on the use of equipment as a cue to engaging. Our team don't do that, we make the man the focus."
Director and trainer Ben Geurts adds "Although it seems to have come quite quickly, it is a result of a lot of hard work. It gives us great confidence that our training methods, some that differ considerably from conventional methods, have struck a chord with some of the right people in the industry."
"Traditional methods rely on the use of equipment as a cue to engaging" continues Ben, ”Our team doesn't do that, we make the man the focus. We create a strong man focus through less reliance on equipment than traditional trainers, which combined with an ongoing foundation based upon the 'civil picture', produces canines that are active, highly trainable and perfect for use by tactical units".
"I think it says a lot about the quality of our training, and those conducting it, that such a great opportunity has presented itself so early in the journey."
K9 Solutions Australia specialises in providing canine tactical training services to military and law enforcement organisations. Their courses are highly customisable and have been designed so they can be easily adapted to meet each organisation’s individual needs.