Police pooch Dizzie set to patrol from Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 22 July 2018

Dizzie the police dog. Picture: Herts Police

Dizzie the police dog. Picture: Herts Police

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A new police dog has passed his training and will be based in Welwyn Garden City.

Police dog Dizzie bounding through a river. Picture Herts Police.Police dog Dizzie bounding through a river. Picture Herts Police.

Springer spaniel Dizzie has officially fetched his Explosive Search Detection licence after completing a 10-week course.

The police pooch will join fellow canine cop Oz, who will also patrol from the town centre headquarters.

The pair will join a specialist search team that is available across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, and will be deployed to assist high-profile events.

Superintendent Mark Greenhalgh from the BCH Joint Protective Services said: “Dizzie and his handler should be very proud of their achievement in successfully completing this course.

Dizzie in the police helicopter. Picture: Herts Police.Dizzie in the police helicopter. Picture: Herts Police.

“It was both challenging and demanding, but very rewarding.

“Their training isn’t in response to any specific threat in any of the three counties, but bolsters the Dog Unit’s skill base and operational capability.”

Dizzie the police dog. Herts Police.Dizzie the police dog. Herts Police.

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