A little while ago we uploaded this image our latest four-legged recruit, on his first day with GMP. Several people have pointed out that they prefer this – somewhat cheeky – image of Mo poking his tongue out. We thought we would share it with you.
Each of our police dogs is assigned its own handler who will accompany them throughout their service. They are involved in important operational duties such as tracking, building searches and other criminal work across Greater Manchester.
The majority of general-purpose police dogs are German Shepherds but other breeds are considered including Rottweilers, Belgium Shepherds and Giant Schnauzers. They can work for up to seven years with the Force and them most go on to spend a happy retirement with their handler.
For more image of our dogs at work and play, please visit our Dog Unit set.
To find out more about Greater Manchester Police please visit our website.
You should call 101, the new national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.
Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life.
You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.
Image by Chris Oldham : Greater Manchester Police
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