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Luther heads out on 'pawtrol' in the north-east


By David Porter

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Officers in the North East Division have welcomed a new four-legged friend to their team in the shape of new recruit, PD Luther who has completed his initial training course and is now ready to go out on 'pawtrol'.

Luther joined up as a puppy
Luther joined up as a puppy

From a young age, PD Luther showed great promise after scoring highly in a number of puppy aptitude tests.

He was allocated to PC Stockley at eight-weeks old and they have been inseparable ever since.

PD Luther successfully completed his initial training courses within various parts of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

He was also independently assessed in a variety of environments and was exposed to simulated operational scenarios to ensure he is fully ready for life on the beat.

PC Stockley with Luther who is now out on active duty
PC Stockley with Luther who is now out on active duty

Sergeant Dave MacKinnon, North East Dog Unit, stated: “PD Luther has done exceptionally well and has developed into a very confident police dog.

"He is a valuable asset for Police Scotland and will be deployed at a number of incidents, including searching for missing people, helping with the arrest of those wanted by police and other policing duties.

"This is a true success story. PD Luther was born and bred in the north-east and will no doubt patrol the streets with dogged determination and enthusiasm.

"We look forward to working alongside him.”

PD Luther will continue to receive regular training to ensure the high standards achieved on the course are maintained and developed accordingly.




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