RCMP announce one of the largest deployments of new K9 cops in the Lower Mainland

Seven new Police Service Dogs are now on duty in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in what the RCMP calls one of the biggest deployments ever in the region of new four-legged recruits.

The dogs had been training at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, AB along with their handlers to track, search and catch. They’ll be working with their human partners in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Ridge Meadows, Surrey and West Vancouver.

“Having seven Police Service Dog teams arrive in the Lower Mainland is one of the most significant deployments in recent years,” Staff Sergeant Derek King said in a statement. “These teams will improve our ability to respond to calls requiring a police dog and greatly increase the level of service provided to the public.

They are working dogs, but they are also loaded with personality — something Mounties celebrated in Tuesday’s announcement.

“PSD Neon voted most likely to use his laser eye focus to stop a bad guy cold… dude don’t make me come over there,” RCMP said. #WhySoSerious #SteelyEyed
“PSD Nolan voted most likely to be the Class of 2022’s first Tongue Out Thursday model. Right!” RCMP said. #TOT

In an average year, the Integrated Police Dog Service in the region responds to 10,000 calls for service.

“PSD Norad voted most likely to become an international aerospace super spy,” RCMP said. #NORADCommand

Their duties include finding missing people, helping those in crisis, searching for evidence, as well as locating and taking down criminal suspects, according to Mounties.

They do it all with flair.

“PSD Nos voted most likely to catch the bad guy using his disarming smile,” RCMP said. #SorryNotSorry
“PSD Nuke voted most likely to catch the bad guy when involved in a foot pursuit,” RCMP said. #HesTheBomb
“PSD Nugget voted most likely to become an Elvis impersonator when he retires,” RCMP said. #ThatLipCurl #NothingButAHoundDog

A police dog is often the difference needed to bring about a successful conclusion to a wide variety of police incidents,” IPDS Media Relations Officer, Constable Ross Findlay of the New Westminster Police said in a statement.

Many people are safe today thanks to the actions of our heroic, furry partners! I’m sure it won’t be long until we hear something amazing about these new teams,” he added.

“PSD Porter voted most likely to reach for the stars, save missing people and catch bad guys too,” RCMP said. #TypeAPersonality

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