Christmas came early for PD Max: Apparently he is more of a ball catcher and gourmet than a shoe chewer! But the dog sweets in the sealed bags were definitely of interest and will hopefully go down a treat:
A visit to Wapping Metropolitan Marines Police Station,
By Sigrid Countess von Galen
Police Dog Max and his dedicated handler Emma travelled all the way from their already long traning day in Surrey to the Metropolitan Marines Police Station in Wapping to meet his visitors for an early Christmas treat.
PD Max is only three and a half years old but has been in active police service already for eighteen months! Half of his life!
And what a spirited and incredibly disciplined personality he is! He catches not only tennis balls with utmost precision but finds drugs, weapons, knives, money, including the new five pound notes with ease and chases smugglers and robbers even out of wheelie bins.
But he also has a very social and cuddly and disarming charm and loves being coombed and poses with dignity and grace patiently for a photo opportunity!
PD Dogs like Max are helping to find evidence, where the human officers are limited by nature in their senses. One can hardly imagine that there was ever a time, in which there were no Police Dogs in the police force or emergency services, as they greatly contribute to the forensic work and to the success of numerous operations.
I felt a bit sorry for his PD mate, who had to stay in the car meanwhile but I am sure they will share their treats.
The public is in the best hands and paws with a team like that of the Met Taskforce, be it on water or on land, and when you see them, give them a wave. They are always in the frontline of action, so sometimes, they also get the heat for decisions about policing that are not of their making.
It is easy to criticise any police measures but we must never forget that these men, women and animal officers lay down their lives every single day for our safety, and they never know, what is around the corner, and the vast majority of our officers are the finest characters with integrity, who sacrifice much of their life far beyond their duty!
Watch PD Max in action: https://youtu.be/Inri6TND678
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