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New police dogs drafted in to keep Camborne safe

By WBJLock  |  Posted: December 10, 2013

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Pictured left to right are: PC Scott Perkin and Max posted to Camborne; PC Simon Willan and Megan posted to north Devon; PC Graham Attwood, Assistant Course Instructor; Chief Inspector Jane Taylor; Paul Glennon; PC Vikki Ritchie and Jasper, posted to Newton Abbot; PC Darren Tenby and Shadow posted to Camborne.

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THE ranks of Camborne’s police force have been bolstered after two new fully-trained dogs were drafted in to keep the streets safe.

The dogs, Max and Shadow, with their handlers PC Scott Perkin and PC Darren Tenby concluded their 13-week training course on Thursday with a passing-out ceremony.

Two other dogs also made it into the force but have been posted to north Devon and Newton Abbot.

The group began their general purpose dog training in September 2013 and successfully graduated on Thursday 28 November after a two-day assessment carried out by PC Nick Dalrymple from Avon and Somerset Police.

Paul Glennon, Canine Development Officer and Course Instructor, said: “Following the assessment the assessor commented that this course was the highest standard he has seen. He has assessed over 60 dogs in the last three years in different police forces.

“I am very proud of the standards achieved which is a result of the hard work put in by the students and the training staff, the quality of the dogs from our puppy scheme and all the hard work put in by our puppy walkers who have raised the dogs.

“The hard work continues over the next 12 months as the dogs mature and learn that not everyone out there is a good guy.”

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