Police dogs perform at Devon County Show

The police dog display team, together with a selection of police puppies will be showcasing their skills which they learn as part of their police training in the main arena at the Devon County Show.

The police dog display team will be will be used in a firearms scenario with gun fire where the dogs will be used to detain an armed person. They will also demonstrate a search situation and emergency recall where a dog is sent in error to a detained person. The puppies will be showing the crowds their newly learned skills in the agility and obedience classes.

Police dog Brodie will also be attending as the Devon and Cornwall Police guest of honour.

Brodie, from the police puppy scheme who had both hips replaced earlier this year will be on hand to meet the public at the police stand with his puppy walkers and Police Canine Development Officer, Paul Glennon.

Paul commented, “Brodie was brought into the world by the breeding programme run by Devon and Cornwall Police. ‘Bionic Brodie’ as he has affectionately been known, captured the hearts of the public when it was confirmed the only way that Brodie could lead a pain free life was if both hips were replaced after a diagnosis of chronic hip dysplasia. He healed nicely after the first operation and is expected to be fully recovered in about eight weeks,”

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer will be at the Devon and Cornwall Police stand to meet the public during the morning.

Police will also be sharing advice with the public on how to stay safe online when they visit their stand. Tackling cyber crime is one of Devon and Cornwall Police’s top policing priorities and the Force is keen to show people how they can stay safe and protect themselves and their friends and family online. Visitors will receive information packs designed for children, teenagers and adults, each with specific online safety messages.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to get their property, including mobile phones, tablets and cameras marked whilst they are at the show. Other attractions include personalised fingerprint certificates and key rings and police uniform to try on for children. There will also be handouts such as pens, stickers, wrist bands, bookmarks and leaflets, all promoting the stay safe online message.

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Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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