All set to paw-lice the streets

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Brand new crime fighting duos have graduated from South Yorkshire Police’s (SYP’s) very own police dog training school. After being put through their paces for 13 weeks, they’re now fully certified and ready to keep the people of South Yorkshire safe.

Graduating this month were:
PC Ash Green with PD Blue
PC Josh Ingram with PD Bart
PC Adam Faye with PD Diesel
PC Dan Fox with PD Louis
PC Dan Hurst with PD Marshall

Blue, Bart, Diesel, Louis and Marshall are all known as ‘general purpose’ dogs. These are the dogs that assist in the initial response to incidents and can help with anything from finding a missing person, to locating and retrieving stolen property. Belgian Malinois dogs are highly intelligent and incredibly fast, so do a paw-some job when tracking and detaining suspects.

Experienced dog handler PC Mark Adams was also presented with his certificate as he returns to post after completing his 30 years’ service. He’ll be paired with PD Ivy, a newly-licensed working cocker who specialises in victim recovery and forensic evidence searches.

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Inspector Dan Garside presented the handlers with their certificates today. He said: “Firstly I’d like to say a massive congratulations to all our duos! This course is not easy, but the months of hard work and training allows them to work together as a team and cement their bond.

“Police dogs are an absolute asset to the force; they are focused, hardworking, brave and exceptionally loyal. It cannot be underestimated how much they assist our investigations and help protect and reassure our communities, I’m looking forward to seeing what these guys achieve once they return to their teams and become operational.”

Images: SYP

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