Sniffing out crime - the police dogs who are Facebook famous
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A crack team that has helped sniff out more than 1,000 criminals in 12 months is celebrating its first year anniversary on Facebook.
n that time the tri-force police dog unit has made more than 1,000 arrests, found £60,000 in cash and found drugs worth an estimated street value of £130,000.
Inspector Mark Farrant, head of the Beds, Cambs and Herts Police Dog Unit, said: “We are very pleased about how popular the Facebook page has become and hope the public continue to enjoy the good work our team gets up to each and every day across the three counties.
“We really appreciate the support and feedback from the public and will continue to post our latest success stories. We will also be sharing how the newest recruits are progressing with their training and answering any questions anyone may have about our work.
“Naturally, we will keep the pictures coming too as we appreciate how much the public, like us, love man’s best friends, particularly when they are playing such a vital role alongside their handlers in keeping the three counties safe places to live and work in.”
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From finding missing people to tracking and detaining suspects in high-profile crimes, as well as sniffing out drugs, cash and weapons, fans have been given an exciting insight into the unit’s world, he added.
Photos of the handlers’ partners on four paws continue to be popular.
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This proved to particularly be the case when police puppy Blade was first introduced to the public on the page last year.
Updates about the German Shepherd, who is now well into his training to become a general purpose police dog, continue to be shared with the public, with the latest pictures and answers from handlers to fans being posted on the page.
Since its launch, the social media site of the dog unit has had more than 4,000 people like and follow the page.