Police dog visits Braintree College for careers day

PC Clare Bailey, dog handler PC Gary Lambert with police dog Shifty and PCSO Lorraine Keating with s

PC Clare Bailey, dog handler PC Gary Lambert with police dog Shifty and PCSO Lorraine Keating with students at Braintree College. - Credit: Archant

A police dog visited Braintree College this week as part of the annual Essex Police careers day.

Presentations were made by the force support unit, search advisors and CID, as well as the dog unit which did a demonstration with PC Gary Lambert and police dog Shift in finding some hidden cash, to around 70 students.

The event is in its fourth year after founder and co-ordinator PCSO Lorraine Keating worked to build close links with the college.

PCSO Keating said: “As part of Braintree Neighbourhood Policing Team, we regularly work with Braintree College.

“This presentation day to students on the public services course who are considering a police career is always extremely well-received.

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“It highlights the relationship we have with the college and the good work we do within the local community, as well as promoting the work of our specialist departments within Essex Police.”

Dave Tasker, of the Public Services Department at the college, said: “We are very grateful to Essex Police for giving up their valuable time and showing potential new recruits the varied and often difficult work that policing the county entails.

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“It was also important to show the human side of police work that you don’t often get to see, which is really important for community cohesion and liaison.

“PCSO Keating has done a wonderful job in co-ordinating the visit and we value the effort she has put in into making this a successful and valuable event.”

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