A female citizen in the Security Inspection Department (k9) in Sharjah Police, Staff Sergeant Moza Jamal Al Suwaidi, was able to develop a smart device to detect the activity of police dogs, and their impact on their security performance, while they were inside the enclosures assigned to them, and the device helps to transfer health information about them and the performance of their members To the tablets and smartphones of the veterinary unit, and trainers, in order to facilitate the transfer of readings instead of bringing dogs to the clinic for traditional checks, such as their weight, activity, and other health information.
In detail, Al-Suwaidi told Emirates Today that she joined the police last year, and was assigned to the Police Dogs Department (k9), to follow up on trained security dogs, and to raise their level of performance and efficiency in performing the job tasks assigned to them, pointing out that their specialization is difficult for women. But she was able to challenge herself and develop herself to work in her job, as she deals with police dogs with complete courage, and nothing failed to progress and succeed.
She continued that she searched for new methods that could be introduced to the department to know the dog’s age and evaluate it constantly, and found a device in a foreign country that she uses for her police dogs, so she asked for it and worked on it, developed it and installed it on dogs to know their performance and monitor their health.
She indicated that the nature of her work in the Security Inspection Department is limited to the initial dealings with police dogs, which are considered one of the most important elements in the security inspection process, and taking care of their health is reflected in their security performance in uncovering crimes, following up that they have been able to overcome all the obstacles that they have faced since joining work and helping Police dog trainers in the department (k9).
She pointed out that she has many goals that she seeks to achieve, including completing her studies, issuing books and continuing to search for innovations that can be developed and implement her ideas in the police dogs section, noting that she is married and has one child, and her family has a great role in supporting her in various walks of life, calling for youth To diligence and flexibility in choosing jobs that may create a distinctive future.
She explained that the device is a wireless device made of plastic material, weighing about 10 grams, waterproof, and it is charged once every six months, and placed on the collar on the dog’s neck, and it is directly linked to the Veterinary Services Branch to follow up and read the data that it records about the dog. It is also linked to the phone, smart watch or tablet “iPad” which is available with the trainer or supervisor of the police dog.
She said that the device shows a set of vital signs on the dog, such as his activity and the quality of his sleep, through which it is known whether he suffers from a skin disease or discomfort, and the general health of the dog is measured, which is measured in percentage, in addition to measuring the dog’s weight accurately. .
First Sergeant Moza Jamal Al-Suwaidi reported that the device shows the dog’s vital signs on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, and identifies through it to his medical needs, and the device is also distinguished by knowing the daily training hours and the distances traveled during walking, which contributes to knowing the extent of his readiness. And raise his efficiency at work.