scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 20:00 am

Fresh Sets Of Paws On Police Dog Section Beat

Fresh Sets Of Paws On Police Dog Section Beat
Minister of Police Hon Poto Williams and Deputy Commissioner Jevon McSkimming with new Police dog teams (left to right) Senior Constable Sam Bennett and Nizmo, Const Michael Lamb and Griffen, Const Josh Yeoman and Lenix, Const Mat Morris and Dane, ...

Scoop i Regional Fresh Sets Of Paws On Police Dog Section Beat Minister of Police Hon Poto Williams and Deputy Commissioner Jevon McSkimming with new Police dog teams (left to right) Senior Constable Sam Bennett and Nizmo, Const Michael Lamb and Griffen, Const Josh Yeoman and Lenix, Const Mat Morris and Dane, and Senior Const John Fraser and Vin Trained, qualified and ready to go – five new Police dog teams will be working across Tāmaki Makaurau, Wellington and Canterbury from next week after graduating from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre, Trentham, yesterday.It’s a case of like father, like son as Constable Michael Lamb joins his father Senior Constable Bruce Lamb on Christchurch’s dog section.Senior Constable John Fraser, Tāmaki Makarau, joined police in 1981 and has been a dog handler for most of that time.Sadly Kadee died unexpectedly earlier this year and Senior Constable Fraser has now qualified with Vin, a 15 months old Labrador detector dog.

Wellington’s Senior Constable Sam Bennett also has a new patrol German Shepherd partner.Three of the officers are first time handlers, with graduation marking the operational start of their careers within Dog Section.

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