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'Passing out ceremony' for new Essex police dog recruits

Three new police dog and handler teams complete their training in Essex Credit: Essex Police

Three new police dog and handler teams have completed their training and are ready to go out and protect the streets of Essex.

A 'passing out' ceremony took place after the three teams spent the last thirteen weeks learning to track, search and detain suspects, enforce public order and other skills.

  • Ps Jamie Edwards and PD Diesel
  • Pc Ross Ashcroft and PD Baloo
  • Pc Luke Gamman and PD Razor

"The course has been hard work but really enjoyable and I can't wait to get back to policing the streets of Essex again. Diesel loves his new job too and has worked very hard in training. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can achieve."

– Ps Jamie Edwards

The three dog handlers are now fully licensed and will be on operational duties from next week.

They will help to find missing people, enforce public order and catch criminals across Essex.

“We’re very pleased to be welcoming our three newly licensed police dogs into the Dog Section. The training they have received has been exceptionally delivered by our trainers and will prepare them for their duties as police officers and police dogs."

– Dog Section Inspector Brad Dickel



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