Police dogs relocated after 'numerous' noise complaints from neighbours

Dyfed-Powys Police received complaints about the noise from their dogs at police headquarters in Llangunnor, near Carmarthen. Almost £360,000 will be spent creating a purpose built facility in Pembrey for the animals. Credit: PA Images

Dyfed-Powys Police's dogs are being relocated to a new home after "numerous" noise complaints from neighbours.

The animals are currently trained at police headquarters in Llangunnor near Carmarthen.

Despite the location being fairly remote, the police received complaints about the dogs barking. Dyfed-Powys Police said this formed "part of the decision making process for the relocation".

The dogs will be relocated to another base in Pembrey where almost £360,000 will be spent on new kennels and exercise areas for the dogs.

The Dyfed-Powys force's Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, said "there are no close neighbours" at the new base for the dogs.

German Shepherd's are a breed commonly used as police dogs. Credit: PA Images

The force uses a variety of breeds, like German Shepherds and Springer Spaniels, to help with police work.Some of these dogs are used to search for things like drugs, explosives, cash and firearms.

At the new base in Pembrey, £359,000 will be spent making a "purpose built facility" which "will include better training facilities" for the canines. The money will also be spent creating new bathroom facilities for staff.Police driver training already takes place at the Pembrey site.

Dyfed-Powys Police said "local community concerns" formed "part of the decision" to move the dogs.

The dogs were being trained at police headquarters in Llangunnor but will now be relocated to Pembrey, which is about half an hour away. Credit: PA Images

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, said the dogs were to be moved to a new facility following "numerous complaints about the noise of the dogs at police HQ".

He added that at the new location, "there are no close neighbours".