MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Aleksandr Gorovoy opened new building of Police Dog Service Center in Saint Petersburg
Today in Saint Petersburg, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Colonel-General of Police Aleksandr Gorovoy and Chief of the Russian MIA General Administration for Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Police Lieutenant-General Sergey Umnov took part in the official opening ceremony after the reconstruction of the Center of the Police Dog Service of the Saint Petersburg police GA.
Aleksandr Gorovoy highly praised the new complex of buildings of the Center and thanked the constructors and the executive authorities of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. He said that the Russian MIA will consider the proposal on creating in the complex a police dog training center for the Ministry’s territorial bodies in the RF constituent entities of the Northwestern Federal District.
The police dog center, currently occupying an area of about 2 ha, is a large complex of buildings intended for various purposes. The center provides appropriate conditions for efficient work of dog experts and police dog management.
The overhaul repair of the buildings and works for provision of the necessary facilities started in July 2014. In the course of the reconstruction, the 3rd story was built in the administrative building, and today its area exceeds 2.2 thousand square meters. The Center now has a newly constructed building of the Veterinary Service with cutting-edge equipment (an X-ray room, examination rooms, operating suites, and warm crates), a building for breeding and raising police dogs, a building for teaching dog experts, a special kitchen, and a garage.
After the reconstruction, the total number of crates increased from 112 to 201. Besides, a training site for police dogs and a sports ground were equipped in the territory of the complex.
The operation of the renewed police dog center will significantly expand the prospects for the development of the police dog service of the Saint Petersburg police GA.