dog handler


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dog handler

a member of the police force who works in collaboration with a specially trained dog, often a ‘sniffer’ dog trained to detect drugs or explosives or fugitives.
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The officers said: "Cammy has always been a very popular figure, both within the Police Service as a renowned dog handler and within the training environment at the training college -and is well known within the ForthValley for his DJ skills."
"Following a warrant, the dog was seized by the West Midlands Police's dog handler team and enquiries continue."
It's a career path that could see recruits specialise as a firearms officer, dog handler, traffic cop, detective or neighbourhood officer.
" North Wales Police sergeant as served as a police officer for 27 years, 17 of which have been as a dog handler, says he had long wanted to see a dog visiting scheme introduced.
| Police dog handler Pc Dan Thomas recovering at home
Former soldiers and dog handlers who worked with the Belgian shepherds are reported to have written to defence chiefs demanding the decision be reversed.
"They are absolutely adorable but the hard work starts here and they will be kick-starting their training next week after being picked up their dog handlers today," Julie said.
Simon said: "I joined in 1986 as a dog handler with the British Army, predominantly in Northern Ireland.
At the church service before the ceremony, one of Liam's colleagues described him as "the best dog handler out there".
PC Katie Johnson, now with the surname Jones after marrying last month, resumed her job as a dog handler today, Lancashire Police said.
The third element was identifying the inmate selection process for becoming a dog handler. Both CCS and senior brig personnel mutually developed a criteria based largely on willingness to participate in such a program and an inmate's time remaining until release.
A seasoned and experienced all-breed judge and past Chariman of the Board of the American Kennel Club, Robert Berndt also draws upon his many years of experience as a dog handler in "Judging Dogs: Science And Technique", a superbly written and organized instruction manual for judging entrees of any and all breeds of dogs either in general or in specialized dog shows and competitions.