Tag Archives: K9

New Partner To Build On WA Police Dog Rumble’s Legacy

Rumble - Everyone please meet 'Faustus' the Latin meaning is fortunate or lucky. Faustus is now under the protective wing of Matt Muletta who you all would remember more fondly as Police Dog Rumble's Dad. WA Police/Facebook
Rumble – Everyone please meet ‘Faustus’ the Latin meaning is fortunate or lucky. Faustus is now under the protective wing of Matt Muletta who you all would remember more fondly as Police Dog Rumble’s Dad. Source: WA Police/Facebook
A police officer who lost his much-loved police dog, Rumble, to illness has a new four-legged partner who also needed a second chance after his owner died. Continue reading New Partner To Build On WA Police Dog Rumble’s Legacy

QPS PD Edge – We Remember

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Queensland Police Service police dog and TV star PD Edge suddenly passed overnight on 4th April 2015.

PD Edge, who starred in Channel Nine’s factual program Send in The Dogs in 2011, served as a general police dog with the Brisbane Dog Squad alongside Senior Constable Stuart Ellison. Continue reading QPS PD Edge – We Remember

Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

Heroic police dog Diesel, killed in a Paris raid, is to be awarded a medal for gallantry. Credit: PDSA

A heroic police dog killed in the Saint-Denis raids in Paris is to be awarded a top honour for gallantry. Continue reading Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

How Police Dogs Turned Into Cybernetic Hunters

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A German Shepherd lies on a stretcher in a sterile exam room, tucked in a fleece blanket. The room’s perimeter is lined with men in crisp khaki uniforms, handguns strapped to their sagging utility belts. A shrill beep sounds over a radio, and an impassive dispatcher’s voice is heard over the men’s gentle sniffling. Continue reading How Police Dogs Turned Into Cybernetic Hunters

ABF Builds Closer Ties With Indonesian Customs Agency


The Australian Border Force (ABF) has gifted five detector dogs to its Indonesian counterpart as part of a broader strategic programme of co-operation to better protect each country’s borders.

Australian Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg is visiting Indonesia for meetings with partner agencies and formally presented the dogs to the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) at a ceremony in Jakarta.

Read the press release.

WA Police Dog Storm Sinks Teeth Into Attacker After Being Kicked, Punched In the Head

Police dog Storm bravely defended her handler as she was allegedly kicked and punched by a man in Perth’s northern suburbs — but she also sank the teeth into the offender. Storm did not sustain any visible injuries from the attack.

The attack took place after officers attempted to stop a white Volkswagen Golf that was travelling on Beaufort Street, Inglewood, about 12.50am on Friday.

Police followed the driver through Inglewood, Mount Lawley and Maylands losing sight of the vehicle on Coode Street.

Storm was deployed to search nearby residences after the vehicle was found abandoned on Central Avenue.

Read more in The Advertiser.

Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au

Stella the Staffie From Gloucestershire Police Finds £25,000 Cash

One of the smallest members of the Gloucestershire Police force has discovered arguably one of the biggest hauls of the year after sniffing out £25,000 in the Forest of Dean.

It was all in a day’s work for staffie police dog Stella after being recruited to take part in a raid with police officers and Gloucestershire Trading Standard officers at a home in .

She was clearly on top form today as it didn’t take her long to find the large bundle of cash in a bedroom of the house.

Read more in Gloucester Citizen.

Source: www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk

Queensland Police Share Special Bond With Their Dogs

A person and their dog share a unique bond and in the Queensland police squad that bond is stronger than most.

The Queensland police dog squad began in 1972 and has grown to include 68 general purpose dogs, 11 drug detection dogs and five explosive operations dogs, all trained to help police with work they cannot do alone.

There are dog squads in every major town from Cairns to Brisbane, where 17 dogs work around the clock.

It is all a bit of fun for the general purpose dogs, who Snr Const. Purvey says have absolutely no fear.

“As much as the bad guy is scared, they are just chasing him because it is a game (for the dog),” he said.

Those that don’t make the cut are given away for free.

You had better get on that wait list now though. It is already 200 dog-lovers strong.

Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Yuko is eight weeks old and has just started his 14-week training course to get into the Queensland police dog squad. Photo: Amy Mitchell-Whittington

East Region Puppy Patrol: A Day In the Life of a Trainee Police Dog In the BCH Dog Unit

A nine week old German Shepherd puppy has joined the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit – and is taking is first steps towards becoming a police dog.

Part of this process includes finding out how the dog reacts to certain situations and potential obstacles, such as open staircases and reflective surfaces. There is also a large focus on getting the dog to socialise and encouraging the pup the play is also high on the agenda.

Read more on ITV.

Source: www.itv.com

The new arrival. Photo credit: BCH Police Dogs

Canada Introduces Five Years Jail Sentences For Killing Police Dogs And Service Animals

A new federal law that institutes a maximum jail sentence of five years for anyone convicted of intentionally killing a police dog or service animal is now in effect.

On Thursday, Tim Uppal, the federal minister of state for multiculturalism, met with Edmonton police officers to mark the enactment of Quanto’s Law.

The law was named for Edmonton police dog Quanto, who was fatally stabbed in the RCMP headquarters parking lot while he was helping to apprehend a fleeing suspect nearly two years ago.

Paul Joseph Vukmanich was sentenced to 26 months after pleading guilty to six charges, including one for killing the dog. At the time, the only charge that could be laid relating to the death of Quanto was animal cruelty, accounting for 18 months of the total sentence.

The sentencing prompted heated discussion Canada-wide about the need to send a strong message to those who would hurt a service animal.

In 2014, the federal Conservatives brought forward Bill C-35; the Justice for Animals in Service Act, and passed the legislation creating a specific charge for harming service animals, including police dogs, horses, and other service animals.

“This sends a strong message to anyone that was to injure or kill a service animal in the line of duty will be met with very serious consequences,” Tim Uppal said. “They’re there to protect us and we should be protecting them.”

Read more in the Huffington Post.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.ca