Dan has worked for SYP for 12 years, working on the Sheffield Response Team before more recently within the Violent Crime Task Force. He has been partnered with PD Louis, a three year-old Belgium Malinois. Dan said: “I wanted to become a dog handler as dogs bring additional skills that you as an officer don’t have, no matter what equipment or training you undertake. “Me and PD Louis have been bonding well and I am looking forward to catching criminals and for Louis to settle into our home life where he will become part of our family.”

New crime fighting duos set to take to the streets of South Yorkshire

In the next few weeks the latest crime fighting duos will hit the streets of South Yorkshire as South Yorkshire Police introduce itsr newest handlers and their canines.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 5:47 pm

Five officers and their newly matched partners will start their first shifts next month following an intense 12 week course at the force’s dog training facility.

A spokesman said: “Our handlers and dogs are training in becoming ‘General Purpose’ dogs, this means they will be trained in searching and tracking for suspects and missing people, apprehending offenders and finding property.

“As they complete their final weeks of training and prepare for their graduation, we thought we would introduce you to them.”

You can follow ther dogs on SYP Operational Support Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @syp_ops.

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