Meet the new police dog recruits

Lincolnshire criminals will get a woof deal from the newest four-legged recruits.

The force will welcome eight new specialist search dogs into its ranks to sniff out firearms, drugs, cash and now electronic devices.

Buddy is one of the newest specialist dogs. He will be partnered up with a general purpose dog, which can find missing people and search for suspects.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Assistant Chief Constable, Kerrin Wilson, said: “I am very excited that we are adding to the capabilities of our dog section and in particular, adding dogs to our ranks that can sniff out electronic devices, mobile phones and even SIM cards.

“This means if you were thinking of hiding something from us when we come to do a search, you’re wasting your time because these dogs will find it.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“Enhancing the police dog section would not have been possible without the PCC increasing the council tax precept. In fact, we would have really struggled to actually keep our police dogs and this vital service.”