Durham Regional Police Service has welcomed a new member to our team to help keep the region safe Police Service Dog Riot.
Riot, a sable German Shepherd, and his handler D/Cst. Jeff Burns will hit the streets on October 20 after his intensive training. He is a general purpose dog trained in tracking, building searches, evidence recovery and suspect apprehension and will be undergoing further training to detect narcotics.
Riot has joined us after D/Cst Burns sadly lost his previous K-9 partner Reese this summer due to a medical episode.
The Service now has nine specially trained dogs. Blitz, Brock, Havoc, Riot and Vegas are general-purpose dogs. Magnum and Ozzy are specially trained for narcotics and weapons, Hemmi is an expert in explosive detection and Axel detects narcotics.
Riot will stay with D/Cst. Burns for the rest of his life, even after the dog retires from the Service. Welcome to our new crime-fighting duo!
Police Service Dog Riot (JPG file, 695.8K bytes)
D/Cst. Burns and Riot (JPG file, 600.8K bytes)