New police dogs and handlers for Camborne

Falmouth Packet: New police dogs and handlers for Camborne New police dogs and handlers for Camborne

Two police dogs and their handlers set to work in Camborne have taken part in a passing out parade after completing their initial police dog training course with flying colours.

They were part of a group that began their general purpose dog training in September 2013 and graduated after a two-day assessment carried out by PC Nick Dalrymple from Avon and Somerset Police.

Paul Glennon, canine development officer and course instructor, said: “Following the assessment the assessor commented that this course was the highest standard he has seen. He has assessed over 60 dogs in the last three years in different police forces.

“I am very proud of the standards achieved which is a result of the hard work put in by the students and the training staff, the quality of the dogs from our puppy scheme and all the hard work put in by our puppy walkers who have raised the dogs.”

The dogs concluded their 13-week course on Thursday 5 December by taking part in a passing out parade. The handlers’ families and all the puppy walkers who walked the dogs attended to see them officially pass out from the course.

“The hard work continues over the next 12 months as the dogs mature and learn that not everyone out there is a good guy,” added Paul Glennon.

The police dogs and their handlers have now been posted across Devon and Cornwall.

Pictured from left to right are: PC Scott Perkin and Max posted to Camborne; PC Simon Willan and Megan posted to north Devon; PC Graham Attwood, Assistant Course Instructor; Chief Inspector Jane Taylor; Paul Glennon; PC Vikki Ritchie and Jasper, posted to Newton Abbot; and PC Darren Tenby and Shadow posted to Camborne.

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10:28pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

What lovely dogs, I love German Shepherd dogs, although 'Shadow' has similarities to a Belgium Shepherd dog, which incidentally also make great police dogs. Hope they all have a very happy and successful working life.
What lovely dogs, I love German Shepherd dogs, although 'Shadow' has similarities to a Belgium Shepherd dog, which incidentally also make great police dogs. Hope they all have a very happy and successful working life. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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