Lately, Police Canine (PDs) Marley, Lily, Elly and Georgie have retired from service at our Dog Operations Unit.
PD Elly, a Drug Detection canine, has given seven years of service to SAPOL. In that point, she’s had 875 deployments, apprehended 557 suspects and had 593 offences cleared from detections. PD Elly will retire on the identical day as her finest buddy and Handler Brevet Sergeant (BSGT) Tony. Though BSGT Tony was not PD Elly’s first handler, she is going to retire to BSGT Tony’s care.
“PD Elly is almost like a cat. She’s a real anomaly when it comes to dogs. She’s aloof but loving. Really loves her tummy rubs and wants attention… but on her terms. When she wants to be shown some love she’ll come and demand it and when she’s had enough she’ll walk off.” — BSGT Tony.
PD Marley, a Common Duties canine has given seven years of service to SAPOL. In that point, she’s had 1,179 deployments, apprehended 92 suspects and had 247 offences cleared from detections. PD Marley has been along with her Handler, BSGT Tina, for her whole profession. It’s solely becoming that she will even retire to BSGT Tina’s care the place she’ll dwell a lifetime of luxurious.
“The most memorable moment with PD Marley would be apprehending an interstate suspect who was running from a stolen car in the Adelaide Hills. PD Marley tracked for over a kilometre in thick scrub. The suspect was wanted for over 30 offences interstate.” – BSGT Tina.
PD Lily, a Fireplace Arms and Explosives, has given eight years of service to SAPOL. In that point, she’s had 523 deployments, apprehended 12 suspects and had 13 offences cleared from detections. PD Lily had just a few totally different handlers all through her profession. Considered one of her former Handler’s, Sergeant (SGT) Matthew, is who she’ll retire to the care of. PD Lily’s Handler up till her retirement was BSGT Scott who describes PD Lily as being very affectionate and an enormous fan of stomach rubs. PD Lily will now pursue her favorite interest, swimming on the seaside or pool.
“Lily maintained her work ethic and enthusiasm from the start all the way through her career until she was retired. She did some of her best work as a Firearms and Explosives detection dog clearing hotel rooms prior to dignitaries attending in Adelaide!” – BSGT Scott.
PD Georgie, a Drug Detection canine, has given seven years of service to SAPOL. In that point, she’s had 1,008 deployments, apprehended 806 suspects and had 1,085 offences cleared from detections. PD Georgie had been along with her handler, BSGT Bryan, for her whole profession. She has retired to the care of BSGT Bryan’s brother at his farm within the Mid-North. PD Georgie is now busy working and rolling across the paddock.
“PD Georgie is such an intense, highly driven dog to work with. She had an enormous enthusiasm to work. Every job was exciting to her. She just never stopped working hard right up to the day she retired. And now she enjoys herself as a retired farm dog at a family property.” – BSGT Bryan.
We’re so happy with PD Marley, PD Lily, PD Georgie and PD Elly—and we all know that PD Amber, PD Chaos, PD Xera and yet one more newcomer will fill their paw prints properly.
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