The police has added a furry new recruit to its ranks with the arrival of a 14-month old German Shepherd.
PD Pippa will work alongside experienced handler, PC Dave Bisson, replacing PD Turbo, who retired earlier this year after six-and-a-half years of service.
She comes from a litter of eight, who are all being trained as police dogs and even trained on the same course as one of her brothers.
Pictured: PD Pippa is a 14-month old German Shepherd.
PD Pippa is a "multi-purpose" dog, who has been trained for a variety of tasks, including tracking, public order incidents, building searches, chasing and detaining and off-lead open searching in large areas.
PC Bisson joined her in the UK to complete her initial training with Surrey Police and the pair managed to complete the course just in time before travel restrictions came into place in Jersey
PD Pippa joins the force’s other dogs, PD Jack and PD Leo, who located a man who broke into the Royal Court over Christmas, and is now fully licensed.
“PD Pippa took to her training really well and passed her assessment with flying colours," PC Bisson said.
RPD Turbo, who now lives with PC Bisson as a family pet, has also welcomed PD Pippa into the family home.
“[Pippa] has settled into life at home very quickly and she gets on well with all my other dogs, even Turbo, who up until now had never really been interested in playing with other dogs," PC Bisson added. "It’s really nice to see.”
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