Link to the publishers of 'With Courage and Trust'
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Once again Sheila Maw and the Retired Lancashire Police Dog Benevolent Fund have produced an excellent calendar for 2011.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
You are invited to the Annual Sherwood Forest Dog Trial to commemorate Pc Ged Walker who died as a result of injuries he received on duty in Jan 2003 it is to be held at Thoresby Hall on Sunday 26 Sept starting at 9am. As well as officers & dogs from Nottinghamshire Police a number of competitors will also be attending from neighbouring Forces, the Underwater Search Unit will be there with their new boat along with officers from the Firearms Training Unit who will be giving demonstrations the Police Mounted Section will also be in attendance
Admission is free & it should be a great day out
Monday, September 13, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Hughie began his career at Beeston, Nottingham Traffic Wing and then the Police Dog Section, latterly with his dog Kip, attached to the Drug Squad. He died 2nd September aged 71 years at his home in Portugal.
A great character!
My condolences and those from the Forum go to his wife Linda and the family.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Visit to the R.N.I.B training centre Leamington Spa Circa 197?
Dave Houldsworth with dog, Steve Cree, Fred Lowe and a Handler from Norfolk.
Thanks for this from Tony Barnett.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Newspaper cutting dated 17 September 1954 "PC "Buster" joins Finchley Police.
A new arrival to take up his duties at Finchley police stations is freshly trained, keen as mustard on police work - and answers to the name of "Buster". But he will only respond to one man who knows him very well, because "Buster" is a young golden-brown Alsatian, and the only person he takes orders from is PC Albert Sayers, his handler. They both came from Hendon this week and will work together tackling crime in Finchley.
They were well known locally as they of course were on foot in those days!
The other three were taken at Keston for The Daily Sketch, possibly early 1970's
Comment from and published with the kind permission of his daughter Nuala
After the "Babes in the Wood" case, my Father trained the Met's human remains dogs (called body dogs then!), I came home from school and found pig carcasses in the garage, I even helped him bury a few of them. Also helped him train the dogs to find gun's etc. No one can say my childhood was boring! My Dad trained the dogs that found the bodies (including President Sedat's brother) after the October wars.
Friday, May 21, 2010
They come from the sixth litter to be produced by the scheme, which was set up in 2006 to reduce the cost of the force having to purchase dogs from specialist breeders.
The pups are pedigree German Shepherds from working line European imported stock.
PC Geoff Tordoff said: "Because of the success of the breeding programme, we can’t keep every dog that is born.
Each puppy, all bitches, will cost £500, but they will all be Kennel Club registered and will have had their first inoculations.
Anyone who thinks they can give the puppies a home should contact Nottinghamshire Police Press Office on 0300 300 9999 ext 800 2080.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I am totally against its 'ban' which is currently being voted upon by politicians in Wales.
In short, I question those who can allegedly totally cure a dog from the ingrained habit of fighting, biting or chasing using 'happy methods', clickers etc etc. It is hard to stop aggression especially if the dog already has a history.
Not everyone can afford the sometimes costly and time consuming professional assistance and invariably the problem dog is taken to the Veterinary for the final cure.
The use of any aid which is quick, effective and prevents possible injuries and death to both human or other animals, surely has its place!
I have seen evidence of most training methods and, in my opinion, the electric collar is an excellant aid if used correctly and as a last resort. I am aware of a number of dogs that are happy, friendly and a pleasure to be with in the company of people, but until a collar was used the owners were at their wits end due to the propensity to fight and attack other dogs. These dogs are still alive and now well behaved, be it in fear or not.
It should not be banned.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
The prosecution allege that he failed in his responsibility towards the Police Dogs in his care, which led to their sufferring and death.
The Court heard that at the time of this incident Pc Johnson was sufferring from depression and an obssessive disorder.
PC Johnson arrived at work at 6.44am on June 30, 2009, and returned to his dogs at 2.20pm the same day. His car's windows closed and there was no water for the dogs.
Pc Johnson had failed to adopt his normal routine in removing his dogs to a more suitable environment and had forgotten about them.
'Guilty', 6 months conditional discharge and £2,500 costs
I will make no further comment.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
A Nottinghamshire Police dog has died just days after being praised by a judge for tracking down a burglar.
Troy and PC Lambert tracked burglar Alan Willetts for two hours as they followed a trail of clothing and discarded property from a burglary in Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The 5 year old dog died from a spleen condition and a tumour on the heart
Sunday, February 07, 2010
This has been attacked as a waste of money and Police time, being purely a PR exercise. I believe anything that encourages community enagement should be used and is of value, especially in the face of bad publicity which always makes headlines.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
It is with some sadness, for those who knew Dan, I have to inform you that he died yesterday. His funeral arrangements will be notified by Notts NARPO or for those who wish, can contact me via my e-mail address.
RIP friend and colleague.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Having read the recent article in the Daily Mail regarding the Security Dog Handler whose two dogs died in very similar circumstance as those in Nottinghamshire, I wonder if this has set a precedent? The Court case against Pc Johnson is set to be heard in February.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
OFFENSES AGAINST POLICE CANINE UNITS
9.38.01 0 Unlawful.
It is unlawful for any person to maliciously torture, tease,
torment, beat, kick, strike, mutilate, injure, disable, or kill any
dog used by the city police department, or in the custody of
said department or its designated handler(s), while any such dog
is in the performance of its functions or duties of the police
department, or to wilfully interfere with any such dog while it
is being used in the performance of any of the functions or
duties of the department. (Ord. 556, 198 1 .)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
'My name is John Barrett and I retired from the Metropolitan Police in 1982, I served as a Dog Handler in the East End of London.
A group of us have just published a paperback called "Doggy 'Tails' from East London".
It is made up of true stories between late 1950s and early 1982.
All stories are meant to bring a smile and in no way help in training dogs or how good we were as coppers,
All profit is going to COPS(Care of Police Survivors),it is priced at £4.99,
Original cartoons are by Jedd,'
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Is he still around? I believe his daughters should be about 56 and 49 yrs. old.
I just wanted to make contact and let them know we're doing well, a father...Grandfather...Art teacher/fisherman in Alaska.
As you can see I have had an e-mail from someone wishing to make contact. If anyone wishes to assist can they please e-mail me on my contact details.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Any surplus dogs will either be sold to the public or to other police forces throughout the UK.
I dare not publish my views and as for selling police dogs to the public, then I despair.