Police dogs take to Twitter

North Yorks police dogs in action

North Yorks police dogs in action

First published in Ryedale news

NORTH Yorkshire’s canine crime-fighters have moved into the digital age by taking to Twitter.

Dog handler PC Scott Nixon said: “We’re using Twitter to help keep people informed of our work and to give them an insight into the role of the dog section.

“Our dogs provide invaluable assistance in a variety of policing situations. They are also very popular with members of the public. We’ll be tweeting about new recruits, training and ongoing jobs around York and North Yorkshire.

“We’ve had a great response so far with over 600 followers in the first few days of tweeting.”

The force has 35 police dogs from general purpose to specialist search dogs.

Among their many and varied tasks, police dogs help the police to apprehend suspects, find missing people, control public order situations, sniff out items such as explosives and drugs and search for evidence to help bring offenders to justice.

Follow @NYPDogSection.

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9:17pm Sat 10 Nov 12

xtc says...

They ll be givin out tickets next,replacing officers on the beat,they seem better trained then the handlers!
They ll be givin out tickets next,replacing officers on the beat,they seem better trained then the handlers! xtc
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10:54am Mon 12 Nov 12

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Do the 'general purpose' dogs get paid less than the 'specialist search' ones? Perhaps they don't get paid at all - which is hardly an incentive for a dog to specialise.
Do the 'general purpose' dogs get paid less than the 'specialist search' ones? Perhaps they don't get paid at all - which is hardly an incentive for a dog to specialise. Ignatius Lumpopo
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1:58pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Pete the Brickie says...

This is ridiculous, somebody has authorised special keyboards for dogs or an Apple canine mind interface at taxpayers expense instead of simply letting their handlers make something up and sit on their backsides typing it instead of wasting time solving and preventing crime?
This is ridiculous, somebody has authorised special keyboards for dogs or an Apple canine mind interface at taxpayers expense instead of simply letting their handlers make something up and sit on their backsides typing it instead of wasting time solving and preventing crime? Pete the Brickie
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10:55pm Mon 12 Nov 12

yorkborn66 says...

Dogs need to have something to do whilst their handlers are playing snooker, animal rights
Dogs need to have something to do whilst their handlers are playing snooker, animal rights yorkborn66
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