Hyderabad: Scintillating performances by dogs during the passing out parade at the Integrated Intelligence Training Academy left the audience awe-struck here on Saturday.
Stunts and other feats such as the attack on criminals, tracking drugs and explosives presented by 49 dogs of the 15th batch that passed out won several rounds of applause from the audience and dignitaries.
Home Minister N Narasimha Reddy reviewed the parade. Director-General of Police Anurag Sharma and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
Since the inception of the institute in 2004 with a training of 10 dogs, the academy has now transformed into a full-fledged security academy spread over 78 acres in Moinabad.
So far, 364 dogs were trained in various aspects of security and tracking terrorists and sniffing for explosives and drugs. These dogs were also used for VIPs security.
Sharma said police dogs from Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh and those from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF) and the Octopus, an elite anti-terror police unit of Telangana, were also trained at the academy.
Speaking on the occasion, the Home Minister appreciated the role of police dogs in the maintenance of peace through quick detection and by foiling the attempts of terrorists and other anti-social elements. He later inaugurated the newly-constructed second-floor administrative block.