Back by popular demand, the AETOS K-9 Unit conducted a series of educational outreach sessions for several primary schools, including Bedok Green Primary School, St. Anthony's Primary School, and St Joseph's Institution Junior in the month of February. Echoing the theme of this year’s Total Defence Day, students gained valuable insights about Explosive Detection Dogs (EDDs) and how they play an important role in keeping the nation safe.
During the sessions, the students were not only able to interact with the EDDs but also observe them in action as they demonstrated their skills in detecting explosives. The team of experienced K-9 handlers also shared with the students about the importance of security surveillance and the role that AETOS’ sniffer dogs play in this process.
“The programme was well executed with great flexibility, and the boys were thrilled to learn about the capabilities of the K-9 dogs!” said Ms. Soh Mei Qi, teacher at St Joseph's Institution Junior.
“It’s heartening to see the children’s enthusiasm and curiosity to learn more about innovative security solutions and the capabilities of our sniffer dogs,” said ASP(2) (APF) Suriani Binte Kannan, Commanding Officer of Foxtrot Division, AETOS Security Management. “Being committed to our corporate purpose of Securing Our Future, it is important that we empower the next generation and spark meaningful conversations around important topics such as national security; and how we can collectively work towards securing a better and safer future for all.”