Dogs Unit

Police Constables William Thomas and Peter Deacon, the first Gloucestershire police dog handlers 1959. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 179)
Police Constable Deacon and dog in action 1959. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 176)
First Police dog 'Prince' 1959. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 177)
Police Constables Thomas and Deacon with dog Prince 1959. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 181)
Police Dog 'Chan' - Regional and National Police Dog Champion - 1965. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 210)
Geoff Price and his dog at the Police Dog Trials. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2249)
Photograph from Pete Kilbey
National Police Dog Trials at South Cerney. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2141)
Photograph from Pete Kilbey
Police Dog Trials South Cerney 1960. Gloucestershire officers visible include Stan Gudge; Grahame Osbourne; Geoff Price; Phil Farmer; Pete Kilbey; Bert Smith; Barry Williams; Terry Short; Ivan Hoddy; Dave Mitchell; Terry Cole. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2250)
Photograph from Pete Kilbey
Police Constable Ben Smith with his dog (name not known) 1970s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 713a)
Police Constable Dave Coles with his dog Kardow 1970s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 713)
Police Constable Ben Smith with dog at seven district championships at South Cerney. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1187)
Police Constable David Carter with dog at Seven district championships at South Cerney. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1184)
Gloucestershire Constabulary Police Dogs taken during training exercises. Officer in photo is Police Sergeant Peter Voysey part of severn region police dog championships at South Cerney. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1173)
1977 dog section. Left to right Steve Bick & Sultan, Dave Carter & Scott, E. Smith & Rebel, Police Sergeant Fred Jordan and Jason, " Jock" Laird and Simba, Pete Keene & Bruno, Peter Voysey & Thor, Paul Ounsworth & Roscoe. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 235)
John Taylor police dog handler from 1980 – 86 with Police Dog Marcus trained in county by Police Constable Ben Smith and Police Constable Dave Carter. Taken at Bishops Cleeve playing fields 1980. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2362)
Photograph from John Taylor
John Taylor and Marcus taken in the Cotswolds about 1982.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2361)
Photograph from John Taylor
Gloucestershire Police Dog 'Marcus' (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2360)
Photograph from John Taylor
Police Constable Graham Hale, Paul Eddington and Police Sergeant Peter Voisey Dog Section with dogs at launch of the Drugs hotline. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 700)
Region Dog trials March 1990 Carmarthen,Chief Constable Pacey with overall winner Police Constable Haines and Jake, Best young dog Beau & Police Constable "Snowy" Webb. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 521)
Police Constable Graham Hale and Police Dog Prince with prizes awarded at the German Shepherd Dog Trials Chedworth Air Field. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 458)
Woman Police Constable Cindy Purnell first female dog handler in Gloucestershire Constabulary 1/10/1990 with German Shepherd Charlie. Training officer Police Constable David Carter said "the dogs name was her own choice but I've told her to call him quietly when she's doing duty at Highgrove!" (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 533)
Dog Handler Police Constable Ruth Knights on a search. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1563)
Police Dog Stella with handler Police Constable Claire Todd 2015. Stella was rescued by West Hatch RSPCA in Taunton. Sue Dix at West Hatch recognised Stella's potential to be a search dog. Stella was put through through a series of tests which she passed with flying colours. Claire took her home and she started her course in March 2014. It is normally a 6 week course to become a fully trained Drugs, Cash & Firearms dog. Stella completed her training in just 4 weeks. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1929-1)
This page was added on 13/06/2016.

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  • I’m told that Dave Coles dog was called “Kardow”. An unusual name spelt correctly as far as I know.

    By Colin Manton (28/04/2017)

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