Dog Squad of Ernakulam Rural District


Police Dog Squad of Ernakulam Rural District Police was started in the year 2011 at AR Camp, Kalamassery for providing assistance to the detection of crime throughout the district with 2 Sniffer Dogs and 4 Dog handlers. Later , during 2015 one Tacker Dog and 2 dog handlers were alloted to this unit. On 28.09.2016 a new Puppy is alloted having age of 3 months for training and now kept at AR Camp, Thrippunithura. Present strength is 4 dogs and a staff of 8 Handlers and 1 Cook-cum –Sweeper and 6 handlers . The age of 2 Sniffer Dogs is 7 years each and 3 years for Tracker dog. 2 vehicles were also alloted for the duty purpose of Dog Squad

Use of Dogs in Police Work

The dog's active sense of smell, sight and hearing have a decisive advantage over the human agencies and are put to use for assisting the Police in a variety of investigations and search operations. Dogs could be used with substantial success in tracking the criminals after a crime has been committed and in searching premises to locate criminals. Dogs could be used for recovering articles stolen, searching of missing persons and for patrolling, Explosives and Narcotic detection and VIP and VVIP security.

The handlers along with the dogs undergoes very rigorous and detailed training for 9 months. Department has started full fledged State Dog Training School along with Kerala Police Academy, Thrissur where the 9 months training is imparted by internal and external faculties.

Present Dog Strength of Ernakulam Rural District Police (as on 01.10.2016)

Trade No. of Dogs
Tracker 2
Sniffer 1
Puppy 1