Avon and Somerset Police duo PC Andrew Jerreat and four year old Police Dog ‘Elmo’ are representing Tri Force Operations at the National Police Dog trials today.
The four day event is in Stirling where 21 police dog teams from various forces across the UK put through their paces to identify who are the top dogs in the country.
The dogs and their handlers will be assessed on the full range of police dog duties including tracking, obedience, criminal work and crowd control.
PC Jerreat entered the South West and Wales Regional Dog Assessments in March. He fought off stiff competition from 12 officers and qualified to attend the nationals.