7:18 am, Wed 05 Mar 2014
Cumbrian policeman is top dog
Cumbria Police say that one example of PC Woodward's good work was when he was called to an incident at the Stoneyholme Golf Club in Carlisle after an alarm had been tampered with. He predicted that as soon as Police left, the person who had tampered with the alarm would return and break in.
PC Woodward and his general purpose dog, Barney, waited and after a while a man arrived, broke into the golf club and attempted to steal from the gaming machines. PC Woodward and Barney arrested the suspect who was later charged for burglary.
6:01 am, Wed 05 Mar 2014
Cumbrian policeman is top dog
The presentation takes place at 1pm on Wednesday 5th March at Cumbria Constabulary Headquarters, Carleton Hall.
Stuart will receive the George Bell Trophy for showing consistently high levels of performance throughout 2013.
3:30 pm, Tue 04 Feb 2014
Cumbria Police's dog unit has some new team members.
Ava, Will and Zeus have been training with special dog handling officers for over 3 months.
They are just about ready to join their new best friends on patrol but will also live with their handlers with whom they have built a special relationship.
11:05 am, Thu 30 Jan 2014
Three Cumbrian police officers have been given a dog to share their life and work with.
PC Diane Irving, PC Martyn Irving and PC Matthew Knott have all passed their initial dog handling course and will join Cumbria Constabulary's Dogs Unit.
PC Diane Irving will be paired with Ava, PC Matthew Knott's dog is called Will and PC Martyn Irving has Zeus.
They'll start with a general purpose dog but after 12 months they could be considered for a specialist dog, such as a drug detection dog.
"I'm looking forward to getting started in my new role and I am really excited to be working alongside Ava.
"The role is demanding but having spoken to the other handlers it is ultimately rewarding and I can't wait to start."
– PC Diane Irving, dog handler
7:00 am, Fri 13 Dec 2013
Cumbria Police's new recruits
Cumbria police's dog section will unveil its latest recruits today.
Ten springer spaniel puppies were born in October and are being trained to carry out their crime-fighting roles.
3:54 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013
Cumbria's police dogs have been on parade.
The county's police force ran a competition at the end of last year offering winners the chance to spend a day at the dog unit and see the recruits in action.
Kim Inglis reports:
8:30 am, Wed 13 Feb 2013
Five lucky people are being given the chance to visit the police dogs department in Cumbria, after winning a Christmas competition.
More than 200 people entered the competition, which was held on Twitter, between Christmas and New Year.
The winners will be meeting some of the police dogs, including some puppies, who will show off their new skills.
"This is a great opportunity to show people how we work and give them a chance to meet the dogs who work very hard in helping us protect the people of Cumbria.
"They will have their picture taken with some of the dogs and enjoy demonstrations, not only by our newest recruits, who are no longer puppies, but also some of our more experienced dogs.
"We hope it will be any enjoyable day for all of the winners."
– PC Stuart Woodward, Cumbria Police