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Police Dogs - Numbers

Question

A) The number of police dogs that the force currently has  

B) The number of police dogs the force had in 2010

 

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.  

As of the 20th January 2016, Tri Force has 42 dogs. This figure does not include dogs in training.  Tri Force became operational in April 2014. The exact number of police dogs we had in 2010 is not recorded.

FOI Reference: 082/16