Durham Regional Police Service has welcomed a new member to our team to help keep the region safe – Police Service Dog Brock. He was named after General Sir Issac Brock – a Hero of Upper Canada in the War of 1812.
Brock and his handler D/Cst. Jason Dickson hit the streets this week after four months of intensive training. He is a general purpose dog trained in tracking, building searches, evidence recovery and suspect apprehension and is the youngest canine ever to join the unit at just 10 months when he began his training.
DRP has been searching for another canine member after Tank retired and Brock was the fifth attempt at hiring a new dog after four others were returned for either medical or training issues.
The Service now has eight specially trained dogs. Blitz, Brock, Havoc, Reese and Vegas are general-purpose dogs. Magnum and Ozzy are specially trained for narcotics and weapons and Hemmi is an expert in explosive detection.
Brock will stay with D/Cst. Dickson for the rest of his life, even after the dog retires from the Service. Welcome to our new crime-fighting duo!
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