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Welcome to the New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust website. Thank you for visiting us.
The trust supports the work of the New Zealand Police dog section by funding activities such as acquiring breeding dogs from overseas to improve NZ Police Dog bloodlines, acquiring working dogs to add value to the NZ Police Dog section, training dogs and handlers and promoting study, research and educational programmes to support these activities.

This website contains sections on the establishment of the trust and on the history of the NZ Police Dog section. You’ll also find a live feed to our Facebook page with the latest photos and dog stories. To support the work of the trust, click on the Donate tab, or take a look at our Online Shop. To find out how your contributions will be used, see the section on Funds Distribution.

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24 hours ago

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CALENDAR UPDATE: The brilliant team at Blue Star Works-Petone fired up the printing press last night bringing the 2018 Police Dog Trust Calendar to life! They kindly sent us these photos of the calendar coming off the press...note their respectful acknowledgement to Police Dog Hades who we lost to cancer this week. (Thanks Guys) We are so wrapped that Hades features in this year's calendar.

This will only be a limited print run so remember to pre-order yours now and be the first to receive them. We are aiming to start shipping those pre-orders out next week.

Click here to order: www.thecopshop.nz/police-dog-trust/250-2018-police-dog-trust-wall-calendar.html

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Yusssssss can't wait for it to arrive !!!!!!

Ours has been ordered- waiting..

Angela or Elizabeth Gillies O'flaherty you could order me one

Purchased....cant wait! #goodboyhades 😢

ordered again this year, love this calendar beautiful photos

Haylee Groeneveld Anna-Marie Gordon are we all getting one?

Heather Stringer 😉😉

Yay can't wait to see mine!

Yay can't wait

Woof xx Mine coming soon.. Can't wait xx

Ordered mine!

Andrew Morrell see this?

How can i ordersome for me family nfriend's as one of many supporters for the Police Squardin New Zealand i don't want to miss out please just want to know where i can get them from very good cause to help out with Thank You like very much to know wil be waiting to if someone is kind enough to answerPlease!,,

Every time is see Sue and Hades I get a tear in my eye

Excited....

Mike Romeo

That's Christmas sorted!

Betty Jeeves

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3 days ago

Police Dog Trust

Our deepest thoughts and condolences going out to Constable Sue Burridge at the loss of her handsome and loyal partner, Police Dog Hades. RIP Big Boy...From The Police Dog Trust Team 🙁We’re very sad to announce that Wellington Police Dog Hades passed away yesterday.

He was diagnosed with cancer last month and sadly had to be put down. He was 9 years old. He was such a champ that he kept working right until the end, completing his last shift on Saturday night.

His handler, Senior Constable Sue Burridge, had worked with Hades for more than five years, making hundreds of catches in that time. He was also a well-known police TV star, featuring in Dog Squad NZ and Women in Blue.

Our thoughts are with Sue and her family during this time.

We’ll miss you mate #RIP #delta #goodboy
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Our deepest thoughts and condolences going out to Constable Sue Burridge at the loss of her handsome and loyal partner, Police Dog Hades. RIP Big Boy...From The Police Dog Trust Team :(

 

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Rest peacefully officer Hades. Condolences to you partner

Rip Hades

RIP Hades <3

5 days ago

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Meet Constable Jane Dunn, winner of the 2018 Police Dog Trust Calendar photography award. Jane, a member of the NZ Police Forensic Photography, won this years award with her stunning black and white portrait style image of Police Dog Dakota and Handler, Constable Stu Rota. This photograph is one of the 13 capitative images included in the 2018 Police Dog Trust Calendar. Pre-orders are being taken now for this calendar at www.thecopshop.nz. Pre order yours now! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Constable Jane Dunn, winner of the 2018 Police Dog Trust Calendar photography award.  Jane, a member of the NZ Police Forensic Photography, won this years award with her stunning black and white portrait style image of Police Dog Dakota and Handler, Constable Stu Rota. This photograph is one of the 13 capitative images included in the 2018 Police Dog Trust Calendar.  Pre-orders are being taken now  for this calendar at www.thecopshop.nz.  Pre order yours now!

 

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Nigel Oke

Wooohoooo Jane Dunn ❤️❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️ famous again

Congratulations constable Jane dunn a beautiful tribute

Just stunning 🙂

Thank you Jane Dunn....you have captured two of the most gorgeous hunks...I know they all are but these two especially....👍👍

Congrats well done✔

👏🏼👏🏼

Can anyone order a calendar or is it just police staff only?

Congratulations. Well done. Beautiful photo.

Congratulations Jane. Looking forward to seeing the calendar.

mine ordered and paid for can't wait

Sarah Bleier - isn’t this your 👮🏼‍♀️ friend?

Congratulations Jane Dunn 👍

Congratulations Jane Dunn.

Congrats my darling neice so proud.

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1 week ago

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1 week ago

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the calendars are awesome

Good quality, loved the pictures in 2017, mostly the December one. Would pat each dog.

Ordered mine can't wait 🙂

Kelly walford I have ordered you one with mine......I did it today.

Got mine can't wait

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1 week ago

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PRE-ORDER NOW! 2018 POLICE DOG TRUST CALENDAR:
Click link to purchase: www.thecopshop.nz/police-dog-trust/250-2018-police-dog-trust-wall-calendar.html

We are pleased to announce the second year running, the 2018 Police Dog Trust wall Calendar featuring dogs and puppies from the New Zealand Police Dog Section, can be pre-ordered now! All proceeds raised from the sale of this calendar will go to the New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust.

The thirteen exquisite photographs featured in this calendar, have been carefully captured and selected as part of a recent photography competition held by the professional photographers of the New Zealand Police Forensic Imaging Section from all over New Zealand.

From the trusty Labradors to the dependable German Shepherd police dogs, and not to forget the cute small fluffy faces of young puppies, they're all in there. Also included is an A3 size poster of Police dog Arlo who features in one of the stunning image from the calendar.

The professionally printed, full colour, large format wall calendar features daily grids with ample room for writing appointments, birthdays and reminders. Also includes a bonus month for January 2019.

We are expecting delivery of the calendar to us around the 24th October and will be shipping orders out as soon as they arrive. Once again we will only be doing a limited print run of the calendar this year so be in quick and pre-order yours now.

Pre-order now at: www.thecopshop.nz
Price: $19.00 per calendar + $4 shipping for unlimited calendars or spend over $200 online and get free shipping.
(For international orders email us at munrosports@xtra.co.nz)
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Love the January pic particularly

Noba Merc

Nardia Faulkner

Anne

Why does it say 2018 in the post? But in the pictures it says 2019?????

Ordered

Jayne Clarke

Vi Davidson 😱😍

My daughter who is striving to be in the police as a dog handler when she is older is going to love this for Christmas. Such a fantastic cause. Keep up the good work.

Tom Chelle 🐺

Great thanks

ordered thank you .looking forward to receiving it. last years was awesome cheers jenny

Do you have an estimated delivery date? Would Like to post overseas 😊

Stephanie T. Serres this is the calendar I should have bought

Alison Dangerfield

Can't wait.

Emily Franks... I think you know what needs to be done 😉

Chris Smith you need this

Judy Wallace Madi Wallace

Love these K9s.

Lyco Bee

Ordered mine, would pat each dog at least twice.

Yes good idea

Ordered mine..can't wait 🙂

Lacey Hart

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2 weeks ago

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The photos are all in...the design has been finalised and we're about to give the printers the green light to print a stunning 2018 Police Dog Calendar you're gonna love!....standby people! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hi would I be able to buy one from any Police Station in the Manawatu when they come on sale please..🐾🐾

cant wait, absolutely love these calendars, beautiful photos and the calendar is well made (not filmsy)

I want another one this year please 🙂

Can't wait!!

Chomping @ the bit can't wait✔

Omg .... how did I not know about this before? AWESOME! NEED!

Looking good.

Yay I will purchase more this year, great Christmas presents 😎🐶

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Stephanie Monaghan

Have a nearly 12 year old who would adore this! Can't wait 😊

Emma Gerbes

Kodie Rutledge 😍

Courtney Pedersen

Alana Mekalick

Nicola Loach

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2 weeks ago

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Congratulations to all graduating dogs and handlers today 🐾🐾😀Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Well done.

Yeah congratulation!!and good luck to all our new dog's and thier amazing handler's very happy n proud of ya"ll 💞💞👍👍😅😅

Congratulations.... Proud of you all...well done.

Congratulations to you ALL xx

Congratulations

Jack Marshall 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Well done guyz and dogs ✔

Check out the Ginga Ninja Seamus Andrews He looks quite toothy 🤣

fabulous work

congrats

Pray you are all safe on duty.

Congratulations to you all

I often ring Animal Control about stray dogs and one time put a leash on a dog until Animal Control came and the officer asked me if I was a dog handler! How do you become a dog handler? It must be an awesome job. Fantastic work - such an important job. 🙂

Congrats to you all!

Congratulations to each and every one of you. Stay safe

Congratulations to all of you. We are proud of each and everyone one of you. May you all stay safe and healthy. 🙂

Nice work Andrew Lillie and Tina Lillie!

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The New Zealand Police Dog Section was established in 1956, prompted by a visit by the New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland to the Surrey Constabulary Police School during a state visit to England.
Today the dog section is an integral part of New Zealand Police but this was not always the case and was almost disestablished at one point.

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The New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre is where all handlers and police dogs undergo their training.
Also located on site  is the Breeding Centre.
Core trust goals include the improvement of bloodlines & acquisition of dogs and the recent purchase of 2 breeding bitches from “somewhere” is one of the ways the Trust can support the police dog section.

Where the funds go

ABOUT THE TRUST

The NZ Police Dog Charitable Trust was established in 2005 with funds from the estate the late Shirley Ellwood. Shirley was born in Temuka, New Zealand and died in Brisbane, Australia aged 68 years.  She was respected for her honesty, integrity, forthrightness, determination, compassion and strength.  She is remembered by police staff in NZ and Australia for her volunteer work and her love and respect of dogs. It is this, and the work of the NZ Police Dog Section that inspired her to put this trust in place.  In establishing the trust police worked closely with Christine Oliver, Shirley’s niece who is a trustee.  It was in consultation with Christine that the decision to name the Trust ‘’New Zealand Police Dog Charitable Trust’ was made.  This was to ensure its longevity and to provide an effective means of enabling people to donate and make bequeaths to the trust.  The trust was formally signed off by the Commissioner of Police and the Trustees on December 6, 2005.

Shirley’s intention for the trust was that funds from the trust should be used for:

  • Acquisition of dogs
  • Training of dogs and handlers
  • The improvement of bloodlines in Police Dogs
  • To promote any forms of study, research and educational programmes relevant to the above purposes and objects.

Her wishes formed the foundation of the trust’s objectives. To date, handlers from the NZ Police Dog section have undertaken courses of study in many parts of the world.  This has served to better place the NZ Police Dog Section as a world leader in the training of Police Dogs; including Patrol, Narcotic Detector and Explosive Search Dogs.  Through this exposure NZ Police Dog Training Centre now delivers training to handlers from; NZ Aviation Security Services, NZ Corrections, the Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

POLICE DOG HISTORY

VISIT OF NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER 1956

RILEY'S DOGS ON BOARD

RILEY & MISKA

FIRST DOG HANDLERS - 1957

GUPPY & RILEY

POLICE DOG WITH ZEPHYR

THE POLICE DOG SECTION TODAY

The New Zealand Police Dog Section was established in 1956, prompted by a visit by the New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Sidney Holland to the Surrey Constabulary Police School during a state visit to England.
The first police dogs were brought over from England by PC Frank Riley, who arrived with his trained dog Miska as well as puppy Dante and bitches Karen and Silva. He also brought 12 puppies born during the voyage. Frank Riley soon recruited Alan Symes and Colin Guppy. This group became New Zealand’s first police dog handlers and were widely known as “The Three Musketeers”. Handlers were appointed for the puppies born on the voyage and the newly established dog teams were trained at the Police Dog Training Centre at Trentham, Upper Hutt. The Police Dog Training Centre is still based at this site and is now well known in New Zealand and overseas for its training expertise.

Today the dog section is an integral part of New Zealand Police, but this was not always the case. At one point, Constable Guppy and his dog Dante were told to carry out a tracking exercise in the hills behind the Dog Training Centre. He was told where the decoy “offender” was last seen and Dante picked up the scent. They tracked the “offender” for two hours and found him at 10:58am. Later Constable Guppy found out that if he had not found the “offender” by 11:00am, the dog section would have been disestablished.

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

The Wall of Remembrance at the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre was unveiled in March 2017, recognising the 24 dogs killed on duty.

ONLINE SHOP

2018 Police Dog Trust Wall Calendar

The thirteen exquisite photographs featured in this year’s calendar, have again been carefully captured and selected as part of a photography competition held by the professional photographers of the New Zealand Police Forensic Imaging Section from all over New Zealand.

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The Adventures of Police Dog Zeus

Children’s Book – By Sue Burridge – Illustrated by Stephen Guy
The final and hardest test for Zeus was at night.  He tried to be brave, and he was doing well until a bush next to him moved and touched his tail.  He jumped and ran straight into Sergeant Aaron’s leg“.

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NZ Police Dog “Mako”

New Zealand Police Dog “Mako” – Police patrol dogs now have their own protective vests to keep them safe while they’re on the job.  Stab-resistant multi-purpose ‘Mako’ harnesses  which feature two layered polymer panels to shield the vital organs from stabbing and slashing. 

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