P.C. Bob Newham and his dog Razor (pictured above) ranked overall fourth place in the 50th Anniversary National Police Dog Trials, on Sunday, May 9th, at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters. The three-day competition put the country’s experienced police dog handlers and dogs through their paces.
“I’m delighted to have won these awards, and am pleased and proud of Razor’s performance,” said Newham. “Razor is going from strength to strength in his skills and abilities; I’m certain he has a successful career as a police dog ahead of him and look forward to the chance to compete with him again in future competitions.”
The overall National Police Dog Trials Winner for 2010 is Sergeant Simon Young of Central Scotland Police and his dog Ralph. Young had to travel back to Scotland during the three-day competition, as his wife was imminently due to give birth to their second child. Young and Ralph achieved a total score of 807 out of 1000.
The second spot the competition was taken by Sergeant Paul Glennon and his dog Spud, from Devon and Cornwall Police, and third by P.C. Stephen Ritchie and his dog Amstel, from Tayside Police.
Richard Crompton, Lincolnshire’s Chief Constable was pleased with how the 50th National Police Dog Trials went, and said: “We are very proud of the work that police dogs and handlers do, and events like this are a chance for us to showcase our high standards and boost public confidence in the police service.”