Police to sniff out new recruit

23 June 2009
NORFOLK Police's Dog Section is sniffing out a new furry recruit and officers want to hear from anyone who can help them in their search. The Dog Section has 16 handlers and 31 working dogs and they are looking for a gundog or collie breed of dog, aged between 10 and 18 months, who loves to play ball, to help them in the fight against crime.Sgt Louisa Foulds, who leads the Dog Section, said: “We will use our new recruit as a pro-active drugs and weapons detection dog. “Each dog undertakes a six-week course learning to identify drugs through scent and they are also trained to search for weapons. “One of these dogs can take as little as 10-15 minutes to check a house for evidence of drugs when it could take police officers several hours.“Our Specialist dogs tend to be Spaniels, Labradors, or sometimes Collies. As well as being physically fit, a dog has to be enthusiastic without being aggressive. If you know of a dog that fits this description then I can't wait to hear from you.”Sgt Foulds can be contacted on 0845 456 4567.

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