A POLICE dog and his handler have returned to work following a successful time in the regional police dog trial.
PC Barry Peach and his five-year-old German shephard represented Lincolnshire Police at the trials in Sheffield.
The trials featured various exercises designed to test each dog’s tracking, obedience and bite work.
PC Peach and Logan won the criminal element of the trials and finished in overall third place.
“The competition is an opportunity for forces to showcase the skills, training and professionalism of their handlers and dogs and we are extremely proud of PC Peach’s and Logan’s achievements,” said inspector Andy Ham, head of Lincolnshire Police’s dog section.
“The force has a good record of success in both the regional and national police dog trials and PC Peach and Logan have ensured that this has continued. As a police dog handler, Barry is a role model so I am particularly pleased that his skills have been recognised through this competition”.
PC Peach, who has been in the force for 32 years and has been a dog handler since 2002, is no stranger to the limelight. He has recently appeared on television’s British Toughest Cops when his seven-year-old cocker spaniel Rufus was responsible for detecting a large amount of drugs during the course of officers executing a search warrant.