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Police Dogs Unit Headcount

Question

1. For each year since 2010 –

  • How many staff work in your force’s Dog Unit
  • How many General Purpose Dogs work your force’s Dog Unit?
  • How many Specialist Search Dogs work your force’s Dog Unit?

 2. Does your force plan to reduce the number of staff or dogs in your Dog Unit between now and 2022? If so, by how many?

Answer

Tri Force is a collaboration between Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police to provide Specialist Operational Services. This encompasses the specialisms of Firearms, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs.

The information below is provided in respect of Tri Force as this is a joint resource. As such the information is only available from 2014 onwards.

Year

Staff

General Purpose

Specialist Dogs

2014

53

52

30

2015

53

52

30

2016

53

51

30

2017

52

51

28

Tri Force currently has no plans to reduce this number.

FOI reference: 126/18.

Date of request: 24.01.18.