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Deputy Commissioner meets Derbyshire's canine crime-fighters

Dog Unit Visit

PC Kerri Church, Hardyal Dhindsa and PC Mick Phillips with Police Dog Bonnie who is a drug, cash and firearms search dog

Derbyshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa spent the day with some of the county’s most experienced crime-fighters – the force’s police dogs.

Mr. Dhindsa was given a behind the scenes insight into what it’s like to be at the forefront of crime detection for Derbyshire’s police dogs with force dog trainer PC David Heap and a number of dog handlers.

In addition to touring the kennel facilities at the unit, Mr. Dhindsa was given demonstrations on how the canine cops are helping to keep the streets of Derbyshire safe.

Speaking after his visit, the Deputy PCC said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the dogs unit and witnessing firsthand how intelligent and talented these animals are in fighting crime.

“It was great to see the dedication and commitment of the many dogs I saw being put through their paces as well as the care and professionalism of their handlers.”

Police dogs play a valuable crime detection role helping to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings and locate missing people. Many of these jobs would be impossible without the advanced sniffing skills of a police dog.

The public are very appreciative of the work of Derbyshire’s police dogs – so much so that the Dog Section on Twitter is now one of the Force’s most popular accounts. The regular tweets highlight the different tasks facing the dogs on a daily basis.



Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401






Posted on Thursday 27th August 2015
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