Indy and Lou are ready to paw-trol the streets of Derbyshire
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Meet Indy and Lou – two of our police dogs who will be working hard to keep the county safe after successfully passing their training.
Both dogs have just completed their licensing after being reassigned to new handlers following the departure of their previous handlers.
After completing a four-week course, which gives the dogs and handlers the chance to learn about each other and work on strengthening their bond, Indy and Lou, and their handlers received their certificates last week.
They will now be out working across Derbyshire, searching for drugs, cash and firearms.
PC Dean Allen, who led the training said: “Both these dogs were previously licensed with other handlers and I’m very pleased with how the new handlers have bonded and taken to the new dogs, how the dogs have taken to them and how they’ve come together as a team to pass this course.”
Both Lou’s handler PC Darren Drew and Indy’s handler PC Sarah Ellis already work with two of our general purpose dogs, but this is the first time either of them have worked directly with our specially trained drugs, cash and firearms search dogs.
And despite the old saying about never working with animals, PC Darren Drew wouldn’t want to do anything else.
“This is the best job in the world,” he said. “It’s the most enjoyable role I’ve had in my 21 years of policing.”