September 22 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Norfolk’s new police dogs are on the beat – and the canine cops are already making their mark.
Six new dogs and two new officers have joined the Norfolk and Suffolk dog section, to assist in routine police operations as well as drugs, cash and weapons searches.
Sgt Lou Foulds said the dogs had settled into life on the front line, with one even helping with three arrests in its first week in the job.
She said the unit looked for dogs that were bold and brave, but also playful.
“We want them to be happy to go out and do the job and work for us.
“We have a very successful team, with high arrest and drug recovery rates.”
The six new recruits are Zuma, Boris, Daley, Max and brothers Ivan and Billy.
One dog has been funded by a donation from Sniffer Dogs UK and International.
They have been joined by new officers PC Tony Russell and PC Nick Lofthouse.
They bring the dog team covering the two counties to 24 handlers and 40 dogs.