Nine out of the ‘dog box’

Published: Thu 25 Sep 2014 09:45 AM
Nine out of the ‘dog box’
Today, nine dog handlers, and six dogs, will graduate from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre after a number of hard weeks of training.
Four Police Patrol handlers, one Police Detector handler, two New Zealand Customs handlers and two Pacific Island police handlers will be graduating in a ceremony in Trentham at 2.00pm.
Experience between the four police patrol handlers spans over 18 years with Constable James Seales graduating from the Dog Training Centre for the first time with Police Dog Janko, and Senior Constable Al Munro graduating with his sixth police dog, Ulric.
Police detector dog Orla is also graduating with handler Sergeant Phil Kahotea who has 25 years experience behind him in the Dog Section, most recently as the Officer in Charge of the Northland District Dog Section.
This graduation we also have two Pacific Island handlers graduating, with Constable Sione Punaivaha from the Tongan Police and Customs Officer Moimoi Tauave from Customs in Samoa.
His Excellency Mr Leasi Papali’I Tommy Scanlan, Samoan High Commissioner and Ms Carolyn Tremain, Comptroller of Customs, will be joining Mr John Bole, Deputy Chief Executive: Finance, and Inspectors Mike McIlraith and Brendon Gibson from New Zealand Police for the graduation.

Next in New Zealand politics

On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation
By: Gordon Campbell
Green Party: 'Fruitful discussions ... further discussions to have'
No changes to border exemptions after fishing crew test Covid-19 positive
Labour-led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency
By: Public Service Association
New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate
By: Statistics New Zealand
Judith Collins: Obese people must take responsibility for 'personal choices'
Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory
By: The Maori Party
On Four-year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy
By: Gordon Campbell
The NZ election saw record vote volatility — what does that mean for the next Labour government?
By: The Conversation
Election Night Results For The 2020 General Election
By: Electoral Commission
On Why The Greens Shouldn’t Join The Government
By: Gordon Campbell
A Government For All NZ Must Be Diverse - Greens Co-Leader
Government Will Be Formed 'Within The Next Two To Three Weeks' - Jacinda Ardern
Election Delivers High Expectations For Working People
By: E tu
Businesses Need Predictability And Acceleration
By: Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media