SINT MAARTEN/ARUBA – The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) management team would like to congratulate Major John Boyrard and his patrol dog Oscar for completing the K9-training seminar from April 1st– 4th2019, police announced on Tuesday.
The “high risk deployment” K9-training seminar was held on Aruba. Major Boyrard trained together with fellow K9-officers from Aruba, The Netherlands and even a K-9 Unit all the way from Australia.
Boyrard and Oscar dealt with very difficult and risky scenarios, like climbing a building, search a sea ship, area- and building-searches and high-risk car-stops. Besides that, they supported the Aruba “bijzonder ondersteuningsteam” (BOT) during scenarios with dangerous prison inmates and followed a lecture by Aruba’s veterinarian Drs. Natalie Booi. The lecture was in regard to preventing heat strokes and other climate-related dangers when it comes to taking care of the K9 dogs.
Boyrard and Oscar performed on an extremely high level of control, courage and obedience during all scenarios and represented KPSM very well. The management team at KPSM would like to commend him and Oscar on a job well done, representing the Sint Maarten Police as well as thank Dick Van Lenen for the warm hospitality while officer Boyrard and Oscar completed the seminar in Aruba. (Sint Maarten Police Force)