Dubai Police exploring deployment of robotic dogs for high-risk missions

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

In 2023, the K9 police unit in Dubai conducted over 3,000 missions. The dogs that make up the unit include German Shepherds, Malinois, Labrador Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels, among others. Law enforcement in Dubai is considering adding robotic canines to its team, a practice that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.

These robotic K9 units are designed to supplement large-scale raids and law enforcement operations, improve crime-solving abilities, and replace traditional K9 units, which play a crucial role in preventing and apprehending criminals.

The director of the Dubai Police Security Inspection Department K9, Lieutenant Colonel Salah Al Mazrouei, revealed at the World Police Summit that robotic dogs are still not up to pace with real dogs in terms of smell detection. To investigate the possibility of robotic canines in law enforcement applications, however, studies and talks with cutting edge businesses are now under progress.

Robotic dogs offer unique advantages that could transform law enforcement activities. Their agility and flexibility make them well-suited for tasks such as search and rescue operations, navigating challenging terrain, and locating missing individuals. Moreover, they can be deployed in hazardous environments, mitigating risks associated with chemical, biological, or explosive threats and safeguarding human officers and real K9 units.

Lieutenant Colonel Salah Al Mazrouei underscored the Dubai Police's integration of artificial intelligence into their operational framework. Cameras mounted on police dogs enable real-time monitoring and data collection during missions, enhancing situational awareness and operational effectiveness. Additionally, the department prioritizes the welfare of their canine partners, implementing advanced sensors and smart systems to monitor their health and well-being.

Despite the complexities involved, the Dubai Police remain committed to addressing challenges and advancing their capabilities. Collaborations with companies like Sahara Company have provided access to cutting-edge canine units since 2019, contributing to significant achievements in various operations, including those conducted during Expo 2020 and the COP28 summit.

The Dubai K9 police unit, comprising diverse breeds, has been instrumental in numerous operations, including earthquake response efforts and missions in various countries. Their involvement in over 3,000 operations in 2023 highlights their invaluable contributions to law enforcement efforts both locally and internationally.

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