Police to deploy anti-riot dogs

Dogs trained to pursue and overpower suspects, cornering them until police can arrive to arrest them.

By
October 25, 2015 18:09
Border police dog

Border Police officer and bomb-sniffing dog in Jerusalem on October 16, 2015. (photo credit: ISRAEL BORDER POLICE SPOKESMAN)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Israel Police plans to deploy specially-trained dogs to thwart rioting at several locations around Israel, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

Acting police commissioner Assistant Chief Bentzi Sau said the measure is part of an attempt to increase the non-lethal means at the disposal of officers in order to reduce the collateral damage often caused when law enforcement personnel use firearms in public.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Police said there are currently six dogs undergoing training as part of the initiative. They are to be deployed in Jerusalem and along major traffic thoroughfares, where they can be used against rock-throwers and people throwing firebombs at motorists.

Police said the dogs will only be used “in instances where there is a clear and present danger to human life or a threat of bodily injury such as from firebombs or rock-throwers.”

They said the dogs will be muzzled at all times and are not trained to bite, rather, they are trained to pursue and overpower suspects, cornering them until police can arrive to arrest them.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

TWO MEMBERS of the cast from ‘Cabaret.’
November 12, 2018
Life is still a ‘Cabaret’

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN