February 2023

February was the busiest month to date for Specialist Search Dogs.

The month started with team members Colin, Tina and Amanda attending a Forensic Investigation Conference hosted at Wrexham University with a presentation from Professor Ben Alexander.

This was followed by Victim Recovery Dog (VRD) training which was organised and hosted by Lancashire Fire Brigade at their specialist training centre. Adrian and Tina attended this with their dogs Shadow and Detta.

The team were involved in two call outs as part of a major high profile search in Lancashire by Lancashire Police. Four dog and handler teams took part in the search. This involved the deployment of both land and water dogs over the course of two weekends.

Members also took part in training with GAK9 UK. This was a great opportunity to progress some of the younger dogs, including tracking dogs.