9 new Police canine groups are prepared for motion after graduating from the New Zealand Police Canine Coaching Centre in Trentham.
They, together with 4 groups from NZ Customs, took half within the mixed ceremony, the biggest to be held this 12 months.
5 of the seven patrol canine handlers graduated with their first operational canine and the canine line-up included F litter siblings – sisters Frankie and Fi – together with brother Faze.
With 35 years of expertise as a canine handler, Auckland’s Senior Constable Dave Templeton remains to be enthused about his job, graduating with Costa, the eighth canine he has labored. Tasman District’s Sergeant Craig Moore graduated with Lokkie, his fourth canine.
Senior Constable Dave Robison, Whakatane, and Sergeant Bruce McLeod, Northland, added to their skillset, graduating with Labradors skilled to detect medicine, money and firearms.
The 9 new groups.
Appearing Assistant Commissioner Mike Johnson congratulated the handlers, telling them canines are an integral a part of policing.
“Whereas our canines are sometimes the primary to go in direction of hazard, their handlers are usually not far behind as a result of one doesn’t function with out the opposite.”
The brand new patrol groups are:
• Sergeant Craig Moore, head of Tasman Canine Part, and Lokkie (18 months)
• Senior Constable Dave Templeton, Auckland, and Costa (2 years)
• Constable Alex Baddock, Palmerston North, and Zappa (2 years)
• Constable Simione Volavola, Christchurch, and Frankie (2 years)
• Constable Cain Falconer, Wellington, and Kong (4 years)
• Senior Constable Jared Sales space, Hawke’s Bay and Fi (2 years)
• Constable Dan Waluszewski, Nelson, and Faze (2 years).
The brand new detector groups are:
• Senior Constable Dave Robison, Whakatane, and Villa (12 months)
• Sergeant Bruce McLeod, Northland, and Ripper (2 years).