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New canine recruits join up with Cleveland Police
THE dog section of Cleveland Police has been boosted with the arrival of four new wet-nosed recruits.
And the four dogs are joined by three newly licensed handlers as well as one returning to the fold after maternity leave.
Mario, Shadow, Spike and Boas will be working alongside PC Darren Williamson, PC Chris Lambert and PC Jimmy Grieves.
PC Dawn Close, who has recently been re-licensed, will be working with new dog Spike, who is an 18-month-old German Shepherd crossed with a Dutch Herder, and her Springer Spaniel, Jake, who was already handled by before she went off.
Sergeant Shelli Gordon said: “I am delighted to have another four dogs and four newly licensed handlers in the team. They’ve all put in so much work to get to their licenses and now they can’t wait to get out and about to police the area as colleagues.”
Shadow will join PC Darren Williamson, while two-year-old German Shepherd, Mario, will be handled by PC Chris Lambert.
PC Jimmy Grieves, who previously worked at Hartlepool Response, will join forces with Boas, another two-year-old German Shepherd.
The new dogs join the growing Dog Section, which currently has 31 dogs including a mixture of general purpose dogs and dogs which search for drugs, cash and weapons.
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