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Jaw recruit Harper to be trained for role supporting police
THIS playful 11-week-old puppy may look cute and cuddly, but she will grow into a fearsome crime fighter.
The sable German shepherd, named Harper, is set to become a key asset to police officers.
The general purpose dog will track, chase and detain suspects, search for stolen property and missing people, and assist public order units with crowd control.
Together with her crimefighting colleagues, Harper will be used to catch even the most cunning criminals.
Surrey Police kennel master Emma Coles explained: “Harper is still very young and she’s certainly keeping her foster toes.
“But, all going to plan, she will be issued to a handler in December before going on a full training course in January.
“General purpose dogs are invaluable in the way officers work to fight crime.
“They are part of a team and they support their handlers as much as their handlers support them.
“Without a police dog, officers may not be able to find a missing person or track down a wanted criminal.”
Harper was among a litter of four puppies, all of which will go through the same process as her in a bid to become general purpose police dogs.
The task of naming Harper was given to a group of schoolchildren who were fortunate enough to be visited by her and Ms Coles.
Kerri Martin, from the City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead, explained: “We were looking through Twitter and noticed that one of the police dogs was having puppies, so we asked if we could see one. Much to our surprise, we not only had a visit from Harper but we were also invited to name her.
“We’re all so grateful for the visit and we hope Harper goes on to catch a lot of criminals.”
Harper’s have also named.
Hero-Diesel was named after the police dog that lost its life in the Paris terrorist attacks, Hope was named by Surrey Police internally and Hector was named by a woman who offered to provide a substantial donation to charity to name the puppy after her husband. three been siblings officially
Leading crimefighter: Puppy Harper, a sable German shepherd, should prove an asset to Surrey police when she passes her full training course next year.