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Good luck to Dog Section duo

May 12, 2019
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Nottinghamshire Police would like to wish two members of our dog section the best of luck at a prestigious competition for police dogs and their handlers.

Having recently won the East Midlands Regional Police Dog Trials, Sergeant Gavin Berry and PD Tommy will be competing at the 59th National Police Dog trials in Gwent from Thursday (16 May 2019) to Monday (20 May 2019).

PD Tommy is certainly enjoying his career as a police dog, having had over 250 deployments during his short time at Nottinghamshire Police, which resulted in many arrests. He was raised by one of our police dog trainers, PC Pete Baxter, who will also be at the event as Tommy's number one fan.

Sergeant Berry has competed at 3 National Police Dog Trials in Suffolk, Surrey and South Wales with his first general purpose dog, PD Leo, who is now enjoying retirement with the Berry family.

This is PD Tommy's first National Police Dog Trial so I'm hoping Leo has given him a few pointers.

"He's still a young dog but I'm very pleased with his achievements, especially winning the East Midlands trials and the FiresideK9 competition we did in West Yorkshire last year.

"I'm very much looking forward to getting to the trials and seeing how much he enjoys the action."

Chief Constable Craig Guildford will be there to support the duo and receive the National Police Dog Trials flag, ready for next year when Nottinghamshire will host the event.

"I just want to wish Sergeant Berry and PD Tommy the best of luck at the National Police Dog Trials.

"I'm very hopeful after the success of the East Midlands Police Dog Trials and I'm confident that both of them will give it everything they have.

"I'm also very much looking forward to being there in person for the hand-over of the flag and I'm delighted that we're able to welcome the event to Nottinghamshire next year."

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