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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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3 days ago

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Order your Police Dog Calendar now for Christmas!

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Bridget Elliott

Tom ❤

Awesome!!

Kelly

Deanna Jones

Already have mine and it's awesome

Adam Chambers

Awesome!!❤️

Yes please Tim 😀 xx

James Walker

Liam Jenkins cough cough

Shirley Stephenson

Liz O'Sullivan Christmas ideas.....

Jess Jesminda Silcock ideal christmas present

Lianne Davies r we going to get them back this year? maybe graduation or xmas party

i contacted them a while ago but not heard from them. Will go to the cop shop listed above

Scott!!!

Renly Poppins

I received mine 2 weeks ago👍wahoo it's totally cool...love love love it.

Jonathan Stevens this is neat

Joe McHugh can you get me one? Mum would love it

Charlotte Lancaster

Casey 😍

It is a fabulous calendar

Got mine and one for my dad. The photos look grest especially the beautiful Hades 🙂

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2 weeks ago

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Great photo

Nice

Awesome photo

Beautiful pup. Glad you loved them. ❤️❤️❤️

Awesome!

Well done. Great black and white shot!

Kovak 😍 she's so beautiful

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2 weeks ago

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Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
SECRETS OUT! NT POLICE WELCOME FURBULOUS NEW RECRUITS

NT Police have welcomed the arrival of six special new recruits. #awwwww

The German Shepherd puppies who will be trained into Patrol Dogs are a much-needed addition to the Dog Operation Unit.

Freddy, Fitzy, Diamond and Arnie from New Zealand, along with Inka and Indie from Queensland will undertake a 12-month training program led by Sergeant Steve Pike from the New Zealand Police Dog Section.

The first part of their training will focus on tracking, obedience, environmental exposure and socialisation, followed by more intensive training where they will learn skills such as searching for offenders, apprehending offenders and deterrence of violent offenders.

Upon completion, the dogs and their handlers will fill positions around Darwin and Alice Springs.

We plan to bring you updates throughout their training!
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Inka is gorgeous as they all are

Lovely pups 😁

Jess Robertson

Dudz Danger... 😍😍 puppies

Vic Rowley

Hendo Brown

Brittany Stratton

Have to say I love german shepherds especially when they r well trained as I know these ones will b and them and their trainers will do a magnificent job of protecting their community.

I love theses police k9's.

German Shepards have my heart for sure 🙂

Jordyn Amelia Rebecca Riley

Estelle Sandford

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2 weeks ago

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Congratulations 🙂Congratulations to our three new dogs and handlers who graduated from pawlice college today! 🐾

From left to right: S/Const. Brent Homan & dog Grit, Const. James Seales & dog Vito, S/Const Mike Wakefield & dog Phase.

Check out Grit's face on the left, looks like he's saying, "Say Whaaaat!?!" 😂

#doggoswithjobbos #nzpolicedogsection
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Congratulations :)

 

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Jack Marshall

Stay safe

Congratulations people....just love those face's ..:-)

Very handsome trios!! Congratulations!

Congratulations all

Awesome and congrats for passing all what it takes to become a member of the police dog squad. Yay

Congrats Guys, all six of You !

Congratulations from Florida on a long, safe and happy career ♥️

Congratulations teamz heres to keeping everyone safe✔

Congratulations and be safe.

Jerilee Danks Paikea... Weta one day???? 🚔

They all look magnificent

Good news

Congratulations to you all, go well in your important work.

Ellie Woodward my heart

Congrats Jre Seales 😊

Well done all of you & thank you. Love our Canine Team at our borders & wherever you're needed.

Pawlice hahaha

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3 weeks ago

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Wellington District Police
Thursday is Phases’ first day on the beat, he’s going out to the Wairarapa.

He’s so excited he sung us a song!

Welcome to the blue team Phase! Take care out there.

#pawpatrol

#policedogsnz

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All the best Phase

Good luck Phase.

Good luck Phase

Woooooo go phase !!!! Love your song !!!!!

Sarah Kerr

Didnt quite understand the words tho!

All the very best to you Phase and your handler 🙂

Jordan Williams

Go get em rookie 🙂

All the best for your first day Phase 😊😊

Be safe and your Handler,

Good luck phase

Dave Whitfield

Go get 'em Phase and look after your handler well...you might get treats!!

That is do kool and clever

Nice one Phase. That's a very fierce woof there xx

Good luck Phase. Will tell my grandaughter to look out for you

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4 weeks ago

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Just some fantastic work being done down south to promote the Police Dog Trust and the 2018 Police Dog Calendar...thanks a bunch, you guys rock!!! 😃👍🏻

Get your calendar at: www.thecopshop.nzMeccaspresso is incredibly proud to be helping out with this very worthy fundraiser. For the next three weeks we will be displaying the prizes in the raffle. Entry for the raffle is made by purchasing the 2018 Police Dog Calendar each calendar is numbered and this is your raffle ticket number .So come on down to Meccaspresso and check out this awesome display and you may just get to meet some of the police dogs or puppies, we will be posting when the dogs and puppies will be coming in for cuddles and photos .
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Just some fantastic work being done down south to promote the Police Dog Trust and the 2018 Police Dog Calendar...thanks a bunch, you guys rock!!! 😃👍🏻

Get your calendar at: www.thecopshop.nz

 

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Jerilee Danks Paikea ... how does Weta measure up against puppies from the South?!

4 weeks ago

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Come on down to the The Rauparaha Arena and say hi at the Police Dog Trust stall. We have calendars, soft toys and clothing available.

 

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Love to but live in Palmerston North, hope we can have something like this in Palmy.

I second that Lisa

Sorry was going to pop in but I pulled my hamstring so not going anywhere at the mo.

4 weeks ago

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CALENDAR UPDATE:

Hey everyone...they’re finally on their way!!

Meet Flo! Flo has kindly spent today sorting, packing and arranging the sending of all the Police Dog Trust Wall Calendars that have been pre-ordered!

We have had a huge response to the calendars and they are selling fast! They make great Christmas presents, so don’t miss out on ordering yours today at The Cop Shop!

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Wowsers! Awesome work Flo 👍🏼

Yipee

Mary Klee

Thanks Flo! Can't wait!

Thank you Flo your hard work is appreciated. Can't wait to get my copies.

Jayne Clarke

Good to hear.hv been on the lookout for courier driver.

Awwww I used to work with Flo (she was my trainer) in Comms 😍😍

Yay!

Craig Paltridge ... Xmas for mr b

Thank you Flo 🙂

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1 month ago

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Awesome look forwRd to it

My son recently purchased Trentham UZZO (born 13/2/17) from the NSW Police Dog Squad. We have your papers regarding her, but are wondering about the name Uzzo, and its origin. Chris Standaloft, retired Inspector, NSW Police Force. ... See MoreSee Less

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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FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

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Please use the secure Paypal link below
or direct to the PDT account as follows:
03-0251-0040111-000