Wednesday 5th May 2021 – PRESS RELEASE with Mike Smith
The local police force in Xàbia has a new member of its canine unit. Khalan is a Belgian Malinois who is being trained to search for missing people.
Councillor Pepa Gisbert (Public Safety) explained that the dog has started learning the ropes with the same trainer who is in charge of Kosmo, the other member of the canine unit and will also be dedicated to working on tasks related to the search for narcotics, in preventive controls, safety protocols for special events, as well as providing education and prevention support.
Khalan is also being trained by search and rescue specialists and when he has completed this training, he will be another resource available to the rescue teams of the Advanced Command Post in any missing person task both in Xàbia and anywhere else he is required.
Local police officers presented both Khalan and Kosmo to mayor José Chulvi, both dogs even making a brief demonstration of their great progress in training by seeking out the location of some ‘narcotics’ hidden in a nearby location.