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Alice, one of Lancashire police's dogs, who is set to have her own Facebook page.
Alice, one of Lancashire police's dogs, who is set to have her own Facebook page.
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WANT to know what man’s best friend gets up to when they are out at work?

Well now you can find out how some of Lancashire’s most highly skilled dogs are spending their days.



Lancashire Police has launched a brand new Facebook page to chronicle the exploits of its 35 working police dogs, who get involved in everything from sniffing out illegal drugs to assisting with big events.

Sgt Neil Fitzgerald, from the dog unit, said: “We find that residents are always really interested to see our police dogs. Facebook provides us with an opportunity to inform these residents about the work the dogs are doing to keep them safe.

“Our dogs get involved in a wide range of policing operations from drug searches to big events. Last year some of the dogs went to the Olympics and were involved in the policing operation for the Open golf and of course the royal visit.

“To keep informed about what the police dogs are doing in your area, like our Facebook page.”

The dogs include German Shepherds, Malinois, Dutch herders, Springer Spaniels and Labradors.

Last year, they were involved in over 100 drug searches across the county.

The new page will include photos of the dogs and updates of some of the work they have been involved in, and residents can follow them by searching for Lancashire Police Dog Unit on Facebook.

The police’s mounted branch also has its own Facebook page, which launched in November.

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