Names needed for top dogs

SUFFOLK police have added a new crime-busting duo to their force – two male Labrador dogs – and they need naming.The yellow and black passive drugs dogs have been trained to detect anyone carrying drugs or who has recently been in contact with an illegal substance.

SUFFOLK police have added a new crime-busting duo to their force – two male Labrador dogs – and they need naming.

The yellow and black passive drugs dogs have been trained to detect anyone carrying drugs or who has recently been in contact with an illegal substance.

Once the pooches have detected the scent of drugs they sit in front of that person, alerting officers who are then able to carry out a stop and search procedure.

The dogs will be used to wander innocuously among a crowd and will be able to catch anybody carrying drugs.


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The two talented Labradors are able to detect the smell of any plant-derived narcotic including cocaine, heroine, amphetamine sulphate and cannabis.

Dog Sergeant Jim Gall said: "The aim of the dogs is to disrupt and reduce the supply of drugs in the county. We will make use of intelligence relating to the supply of drugs in order to target the dogs on specific areas."

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Chief Inspector Mark Cordell, Head of Community Safety for Suffolk Police said: "We want people in Suffolk to be aware of these dogs and what they can do.

"We are extremely grateful for the support given to the Dog Section by the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership and hope to be able to demonstrate the successes of the scheme in the very near future.

"We thought a competition to name the dogs would be a fun way to raise their profile within the community."

Anybody wishing to enter the competition should send their suggestions together with their address and contact number by July 31 to: Julie Dennis, Community Safety Unit, Suffolk Police Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS or Fax 01473 613998 or email:

julie.dennis@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or text: 07754 810147.

Each winning entry will receive a £50 record voucher and will be chosen by a panel of judges.

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