• Search and rescue dog to star at royal highland show

    Search and rescue dog to star at royal highland show0

    By Douglas Barrie, Press Association Scotland A search and rescue dog that has been deployed at major incidents including earthquakes in New Zealand and Nepal is to star at the Royal Highland Show. Diesel will appear at the Department for International Development (DFID) display during the four-day event at Ingliston in Edinburgh. The nine-year-old springer

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  • GDP officers travel to Cyprus for dog licencing assessments

    GDP officers travel to Cyprus for dog licencing assessments0

    Two officers from the Gibraltar Defence Police Dog Section travelled to Cyprus recently to assist their Sovereign Base Area colleagues to achieve their licensing standards. GDP Kennel Manager PC23 Melvyn Brier and GDP Force Dog Officer PC68 Mario Johnson travelled to Cyprus to license the SBA police dogs. There was also a requirement to carry

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  • Gibraltar Defence Police invited to UK LEADS conference

    Gibraltar Defence Police invited to UK LEADS conference0

    Officers from the Gibraltar Defence Police Dog Unit are back on the Rock after attending the UK LEADS Conference for Working Dogs. The two officers PC Mario Johnson and PC Melvyn Brier attended the event which took place in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire on February 20-21. The Conference, attended by members of the Ministry of Defence

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  • Gibraltar’s police dogs: From ‘Swiss army knife’ to bombs, drugs and guns

    Gibraltar’s police dogs: From ‘Swiss army knife’ to bombs, drugs and guns0

    Following the passing out ceremony for the three new police dogs Flash, Nyx and Gus last week, there are now nine dogs in the Dog Section unit. Five are for general police operations, two for searching explosives and remaining two for drugs and firearms. The three new police dogs are all for general police operations

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  • RGP welcomes new police dogs and honours retiring canine

    RGP welcomes new police dogs and honours retiring canine0

    A passing out ceremony was held for three new police dogs- Flash, Nyx and Gus – at New Mole House yesterday in the presence of the Commissioner of Police, Ian McGrail. Inspectors, officers and staff members also attended as did other canines from the Dog Section. Among them was Stig, who officially retired from service

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  • Military working dog memorial

    Military working dog memorial0

    The Gibraltar Defence Police Dog Section recently inaugurated a Military Working Dog Memorial at Devil’s Tower Camp. “Many Police Forces around the world treat their Police dogs as they would any other serving member of the Police Force, and quite rightly so”, said a statement from the GDP. “The GDP officers in Gibraltar are no

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