Cash in­jec­tion for po­lice res­cue dogs

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

SEARCH Dogs Buck­ing­hamshire (SDB) has re­ceived a £450 grant in Po­lice Mu­tual’s na­tional com­mu­nity spon­sor­ship pro­gramme.

Force for Good SDB was nom­i­nated by Chris Evans, Act­ing Sergeant for the Metropoli­tan Po­lice, which had 15 win­ning ini­tia­tives, to­gether re­ceiv­ing more than £4,650 in char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions from Po­lice Mu­tual.

Chris is an act­ing volunteer with SDB, one of the largest low­land res­cue dog teams in Eng­land.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion has around 30 op­er­a­tional team mem­bers, 10 qual­i­fied dogs and 20 more in train­ing.

Chris ex­plained: “Train­ing and live searches are re­quired all year round.

“We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“We as­sist Thames Val­ley Po­lice and SAR teams in neigh­bour­ing coun­ties in the search and safe re­cov­ery of miss­ing vul­ner­a­ble adults and chil­dren.

“In many en­vi­ron­ments, the use of our dogs pro­vides the quick­est way to lo­cate a miss­ing per­son and re­unite them with their fam­ily.

“Po­lice Mu­tual’s Force for Good grant will be used for train­ing to boost our num­ber of op­er­a­tional dogs, which will en­able us to re­spond faster and more ef­fec­tively when we are called upon by the po­lice.”

See www.search­dogs­bucks.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

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