A New Breed of Police Dogs

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The Western Australia Police Force has welcomed six new Canine Teams to the frontline.

The dogs are the first to complete a ‘Dual Purpose Police Dog Course’, trained as both general purpose (GP) and narcotic detection dogs (NDD).

Canine Section OIC Acting Senior Sergeant Nick Berragan said this initiative is an Australian first. “The concept was proven after the deployment of Police Dog (PD) Maygar to the Pilbara. PD Maygar is the original dual purpose dog and he has performed extremely well in the operational environment. In another first, five of the six graduating dogs were raised as puppies by their handlers,” A/S/Sgt Berragan said.

“The graduating dogs increase the Canine Section’s on-road capability and provide a new benchmark in terms of obedience and effectiveness when responding to criminal behaviour.”

The teams will begin their frontline duties soon. See them showing off their abilities in the video below.

Check out our new breed of Police Dog

Meet UTAH (just not IRL ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ) - one of six newly gradutated Dual Purpose Police Dogs increasing our capability when responding to criminal behaviour. Do you reckon he will make criminals think twice? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted by Western Australia Police Force on Tuesday, 17 July 2018